Vintage gouache painted illustration by R. John Holmgren (1897-1963). Circa 1940s. Possibly used to illustrate a magazine article. Holmgren did illustrations for most prominent magazines of the day, including LIFE, Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, McCall's, Reader's Digest, and Saturday Evening Post. In 1941, Holmgren was elected President of the Society of Illustrators. Painted image is 8" x 18" on 11" x 21" mat.