Collection: Sir William Nicholson (English 1872-1942)

The Beggarstaffs were Sir William Nicholson & James Pryde (Scottish, 1866-1941) Under the pseudonym, they virtually created the modern poster, with clear outlines and large areas of flat colour. Perhaps the most influential graphic designers of all time.

      

"William Nicholson's woodblock prints of the 1890's were amongst the most revolutionary British print images of the era. They used a treatment of form, with a stylized simplification of shape, and a handling of perspective and picture space which had had no precedent in British art. Influences of Japanese art, and a parallel thinking to, if not a direct knowledge of, the ideas of Toulouse Lautrec and of the Nabis painters in Paris at the same period can certainly be felt, although there is no record that Nicholson had actually studied either at this date." (Weston) 

Greg's recommended reading online:
 williamnicholson.net
Greg's recommended reading in print: The Beggarstaff Posters by Colin Campbell.

  • Barmaid

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Barmaid

    NLT. 03

    Original Lithograph from "London Types"
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    $250.00
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    $250.00

  • Hunting/ January

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Hunting/ January

    NS.1

    Original Lithograph from "An Almanach of Twelve Sports""
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    Regular price
    Temporarily out of stock
    I can usually source this poster. If you are interested please contact me. Greg
    Sale price
    $350.00

  • Beefeater

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Beefeater

    NLT. 02

    Original Lithograph bookplate from "London Types"
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    $250.00
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    $250.00

  • Coursing / February

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Coursing / February

    NS.2

    Original Lithograph from "An Almanach of Twelve Sports""
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    $250.00

  • Policeman

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Policeman

    NLT. 10

    Original Lithograph from "London Types"
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    Constitution Hill 
    by W.E....

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    $250.00

  • Racing / March

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Racing / March

    NS.3

    Original Lithograph from "An Almanach of Twelve Sports""
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    $250.00
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    $250.00

  • Lady

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Lady

    NLT. 05

    Original Lithograph from "London Types"
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    Rotten Row by W.E....

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    $250.00

  • Boating / April

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Boating / April

    NS.4

    Original Lithograph from "An Almanach of Twelve Sports""
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    $250.00

  • Guardsman

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Guardsman

    NLT. 04

    Original Lithograph from "London Types"Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898.
    View the Complete Set and more works at the Nicholson Collection The Horseguards
    by W.E....

    Regular price
    $250.00
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    $250.00

  • Fishing / May

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Fishing / May

    NS.5

    Original Lithograph from "An Almanach of Twelve Sports""
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    $250.00
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    $250.00

  • Flower Girl

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Flower Girl

    NLT. 06

    Original Lithograph from "London Types"
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    Any Corner by...

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    $250.00
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    $250.00

  • Cricket / June

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Cricket / June

    NS.6

    Original Lithograph from "An Almanach of Twelve Sports""
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    $250.00
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    $250.00

  • Drum-Major

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Drum-Major

    NLT. 09

    Original Lithograph from "London Types"
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    Wimbledon Common 
    by W.E....

    Regular price
    $250.00
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    $250.00

  • Archery / July

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Archery / July

    NS.7

    Original Lithograph from "An Almanach of Twelve Sports""
    Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898
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    Regular price
    $250.00
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    $250.00

  • Coaster

    Sir William Nicholson, English (1872-1942) Also known as Beggarstaff along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

    Coaster

    NLT. 01

    Original Lithograph from "London Types"Printed by William Heinemann, London 1898.
    View the Complete Set and more works at the Nicholson Collection Hammersmith
    by W.E. Henley...

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    $250.00
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    $250.00