"....(Charles Dana) Gibson was the creator of the ubiquitous Gibson Girl, that fashionable belle with pointy breasts and an hourglass waistline and a tremendous amount of long, wavy hair that is usually pinned up in what was called a pompadour; it can put you in mind of a robin’s nest or swirls of soft ice cream. In her heyday, she was viewed as an icon of female independence, a woman willing to express an opinion or have a drink without parental consent..."
'Gibson Girl' was 'born' in 1890's.
Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
Hugely successful Marathi magazine 'Awaaz'(आवाज) has been published every Diwali since its inception in 1951.
As long as I remember, it has featured women with 'pointy breasts and an hourglass waistline' or 'breasts or buttocks grossly over-emphasized'. (More on this subject on my blog here. )
Look at two pictures of Dalal's: the first appeared on the cover of 'Deepawali' magazine dated 1970 and the second on the cover of 'Lokprabha' Diwali 2015.
Dalal's ladies clearly have 'pointy breasts and an hourglass waistline'.
If you read Marathi, go to the quote of Prof. Wagh at the top of this post.
"परंतु पदर फडकवत जाणाऱ्या या ललनांचे सौंदर्य कधीही उत्तान वाटले नाही" (Interpretation: One never felt the beauty of those pallu-waving ladies revealing / erotic/ titillating)
Which are those likely influences?
C. D. Gibson's 'Gibson Girl'
the art of the late Mr. Chandrashekhar Patki (c 1933-2008) (चंदशेखर पत्की) who worked for Awaaz
the artists who inspired Mr. Patki, for instance Bill Wenzel (1918–1987)
Looking at some of Gibson's pictures and reading about him, I increasingly feel that Mr. Dalal was influenced by him because like Gibson, despite his immense talent, Dalal remained largely a very-well-paid illustrator.
BTW- From all the ladies above, who do I like most? Dinanath Dalal's from 1970!