Artist: Dudley Hardy English (1867-1922)
Title: The Chieftain
Plate: PL. 48
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1896.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
Greg's suggested set with:
"The prolific English artist Dudley Hardy is best known for his work for publications and the theatre, both as illustrator and posterist. His work for commercial firms is rarer. Yet his contributions to English poster art is considerable. He really introduced the colour poster to England" (Rennert, PAI-XVIII,129)
The majestic, strangely clad 'Chieftain' with the mystical swirling stripes from his hat, is set against a scarlet backdrop. The lucid floating white type 'The Chieftain' beckons us into the poster. A typically effective Hardy design.