This is a rare opportunity to purchase an original Art Deco Era pastel by undoubtedly the finest female pin up illustrator of the Golden Age!
This large and breathtaking nude retains its original frame which was also hand-painted by the artist, Mabel Rollins Harris.
Harris was a leading illustrator during the 1920’s and 1930’s and did calendar work for Brown & Bigelow and the Thomas D. Murphy Company, of which this is an example.
Titled by the Calendar Company, Sprite of Springtime.
Her work also appeared on covers of American mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post. Her original pastels are scarce and seldom come on the market. I just located a published version of this piece it is shown here and included in sale. It is completed artwork and, to these eyes, the finest of Harris’ creations.