Two elegant gentleman, a lady, and a curious dog are seen from behind, as if they
are watching a sporting event. The type, of which Hardy is famous for in his designs,
helps to set a jovial tone for this unusual perspective. The boots and shoes they
wear, in a curious way draw our attention in this wonderful composition, which
seems to radiate out from the lady's red umbrella in the centre of the poster.
"The prolific English artist Dudley Hardy is best known for his work for
publications and the theatre, both as a illustrator and posterist. His work for
commercial firms is considerably rarer. And yet his contribution to poster art
is considerable: 'He really introduced the colour poster to England
are strongly derivative of Cheret's. Like Cheret he appreciated the advertising
value of sex-appeal, and his recurring subjects are legs, tutu's, frou-frous and
legs again. The range of expression and antic is between a frisky insousance and
a brassier glamour' (Hillier p.97)"
(Rennert, PAI-XXIX, 397)