This is a 1920s oil on canvas painting in a large wooden frame. It is entitled "Young Hopi Girl" and is signed by the artist, J. Borgimontz. This painting is a beautiful side profile portrait of a young Hopi girl wearing colorful draped clothing and large earrings with a trail of turquoise beads. Her long black hair is tied up in a sumptuous knot, and her eyes are lowered, hidden below thick bangs. The facial features that are the focus are her coral lips and the prominent profile of her nose. The rippling ochre and marigold background evokes the colors and warmth of the American Southwest, and the indigenous land of the Hopi people in northeastern Arizona. The wide wooden frame brings out the natural tones of the painting as well, and is a very complementary companion to the portrait.
This painting is in excellent vintage condition with age-appropriate wear. There is mild craquelure throughout, and the bottom left quarter of the painting has some rippling in the canvas. In the bottom left corner, as shown in photographs, there is one small pocket or dimple with a tiny ding in the paint. It is noticeable under scrutiny. The canvas has one spot of repair as visible from behind. There is a label with the name of the artist and the work on the back of the frame.
The frame measures 25 3/4 inches wide by 32 inches long. The painting is stretched canvas, 16 inches wide by 20 inches long.