"This is one of my very favorite poster's,
I love both the subject and the strength of the artwork" Greg
Full size not seen offered for sale. Similar works offered for US
$10,000- $ 40,000 in auction.
"The Don Quixote, perhaps the finest of all the Beggarstaffs'
(the purely invented name, used by the brothers-in-law William Nicholson
and James Pryde) was the stage production 'A Chapter from Don Quixote'
at the Lyceum Theatre 1895 with Henry Irving in the title role.
Beggarstaffs' design shows the figure of Don Quixote seated in profile
on a white horse. The economy of means in this astonishing work
is nowhere more evident than Don Quixote's horse. Our ability to
read this silhoutte depends on the presence of the dark windmill
against which he did battle to be giants" (Beggarstaff
"The Beggarstaffs' conceptions were to revitalize the art
of the poster. Their flat tones, avoiding outline where possible,
and the power and simplicity of their composition, were a direct
influence on a whole generation of poster artists everywhere"
Graphic designers around the world have been influenced by the
genius of Beggarstaff.