Artist: Beggarstaff Sir William Nicholson - English (1872-1949) & James Pryde - Scottish (1866-1941)
Title: Harper's Magazine
Original lithograph from the "Das Moderne Plakat" series, View entire collection (50)
Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Sheet Size: 9 in x 12 in 23 cm x 30.5 cm
Full size (6 sheet) estimated at $ 25,000-30,000 US Poster Auctions International, N.Y. May 1989. (Very Rare, not seen again for sale)
"Although this poster was created for an American magazine it's British distributors wanted to invoke a positive British image, hence the Beggarstaffs featured one of the royal yeoman of the guard, the 'Beefeater', to identify it with superior British goods. " (Rennert, PAI-XV, 125)
"…a passage written by a reviewer in the November 1895 issue of the 'Art Journal' may be taken as the characteristic response of most critics. 'Nothing so strong and so amazingly defiant of accepted convention has yet invaded the hoardings', wrote the Art Journal. 'It is a tour de force; the great beefeater, in solid scarlet on a scarlet background, with his brown spear, balanced against a huge white panel, most admirably lettered, is a triumph of decorative arrangement. It is only fair that such a plucky attempt should receive lavish appreciation. In simplifying drawings and pattern to the last degree, Messrs Beggarstaff have a struck a new note, which might be fitly echoed in mural decoration of a more permanent sort. It is English, it is modern, and it is good, very good" (Beggarstaff p.57)