This image is a reproduction of the painting by the prolific Western artist known as Dude Larsen, who created postcards for the tourist trade along U. S. 66.
The description states:
A DRINK OF WATER
Taken form an original oil painting by the noted cowboy artist and poet, L. H. “Dude” Larsen.
—Dude Larsen worked during the 1930s and 1940s making postcards from original paintings such as this one.
This postcard is dated 1939.