Fascinating impromptu art deco jazz band drawing c. 1920's which looks like a cross between a tango dancer and burlesque performer. This is one of two such sketches that I have featuring art deco cabaret performers wearing lavish and over-the-top theater costumes. Whether for the musical theater or a music club performance, they are fabulous. Looks to be a dancer and musician all in one. Reminiscent of the audacious Busby Berkeley costumes. Rendered on see through taupe paper, there are names written on the reverso - not sure if its the lineup for the band, but there is an initial and a what looks like a surname. There is a number 54 above the names. Have to wonder if a costume designer wasn't suddenly inspired while at a club. The other one is number 54. Have never taken it out of its frame.
CONDITION: Really nice condition. Looks like its been framed for a long time and protected.
SIZE: 10 1/2 inches high x 8 1/2 inches wide
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