Artist: Leonard Raven-Hill English (1867-1942)
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
"Leonard Raven-Hill must be regarded as a successor to Dudley Hardy, perhaps with a degree more elegance and virtuosity. The superior draftsmanship captures the characteristic female type of the turn of the century in all media, youthfully pert, playful or openly coquettish. His posters are magnificently conceived. The color pattern and the functional typography result in the exciting effect that the poster client is looking for. The Lady in the orange coat on the boulevard bench perfectly embodies the title of the weekly she is promoting, Pick-me-up (Schindler, p.78).
Illustrator, etcher and posterist Raven-Hill studied in Paris and was greatly influenced by English caricaturist, Charles H. Keene. He became one of the most important contributuions to Punch and Pick-me-up, for which he designed numerous posters." (Rennert XXXI , 603)
"Leonard Raven-Hill was an English artist and illustrator. He was educated at Bristol Grammar School and the Devon county school, and studied art at the Lambeth School of Art and then in Paris under MM. Bougereau and Aimé Morot. He began to exhibit at the Salon in 1887, and in the Royal Academy in 1889. In 1893 he founded, with Arnold Golsworthy, the humorous and artistic monthly The Butterfly (1893-94, revived in 1899-1900).
He contributed to many illustrated magazines, and began to work for Punch, with which he was afterwards prominently associated, in 1896. He illustrated Sir Walter Besant's East London (1901) and J. H. Harris's Cornish Saints and Sinners; he published the impressions of his visit to India on the occasion of the tour of the prince and princess of Wales as An Indian Sketch-Book (1903); and his other published sketch-books include Our Battalion (1902) and The Promenaders (1894)." (Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition )