?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
GERALD GEORGE WYNNE TREVREDYN TAIT (1891-1954) SEE INDIA / JUTE BOATS ON THE BRAHMAPUTRA. Circa 1930s. 40 1/4x24 3/4 inches, 102 1/4x63 cm. British India Press, Bombay. Condition B+: repaired tears at bottom edge and lower margins, some slightly into image; small loss in lower left corner; abrasions at edges; creases in image. Paper. Jute, which has a long history of being grown in Bengal, is a vegetable fiber that can be spun into cloth. Under British rule, the jute industry in Bengal flourished and the material was sailed to Calcutta on ships that would have been a regular sight on the Brahmaputra River. Tait worked for the publicity department of the Indian State Railways, for whom he designed over a dozen posters and other publicity materials.