Dec 19, 2007 - Sale 2133

Sale 2133 - Lot 153

Unsold
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
WILLLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962) NARCOTI-CURE. 1895.
20x14 inches.
Condition B+: loss in right margin; trimmed bottom margin. Mounted on linen and then mounted on board.
While most of Bradley's work was for various elements of the publishing business, he also designed posters and magazine ads for commercial products. Foremost among these are Victor Bicycles, Columbia Bicycles, The Springfield Bicycle Club and Twin Comet Lawn Sprinklers. This pos
ter for a drug to cure nicotine addiction features St. George defeating an allegorical Art Nouveau tobacco demon. "Bradley is undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best, of the poster artists we have in this country" (Philadelphia Ledger circa August 15, 1895). Kiehl 17, DFP I 162, Reims 1146, Koch p. 50, Margolin p. 44, Keay frontis.
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