A rare and large stunning pastel by noted illustrator Adelaide Hiebel. A remarkable composition, in pristine condition, this is a monumental example of American Calendar art and effortlessy illustrates the allure of the Indian Maiden and the Depression era popular culture interest with exotic-themed escapism.
This illustration is pictured in the Collectors Press reference book Vintage Illustration on page 200. Interestingly the artists name is misspelled on the pastel as it is on the Gerlach-Barklow Calendar Co art print.
This is 100% guaranteed original and vintage and by the hand of Adelaide Hiebel.
The owner of adelaidehiebel.com contacted me and said there are numerous examples of original Hiebel pastels with misspelled signatures, presumably from the same Calendar Company printing draftsman who added her signature to completed works for printing purposes.