Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 128

Price Realized: $ 750
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
CHARLES PAINE (1895-1967) AUTUMN IN WELWYN. 1939.
29 1/2x19 3/4 inches, 75x50 1/4 cm. The Baynard Press, London.
Condition A: expert air brushing in margins.
"A constant feature of Paine's work was the use of animal imagery. The choice of the four seasons to advertise Welwyn on the Underground emphasized its all-year-round appeal but in his choice of design he avoided the obvious option of picturesque houses set in lovely countryside. Instead he produced four remarkably modern animal images: a lamb and snowdrops for spring, insects around what looks like a daffodil for summer, a red squirrel for the autumn and hares in the snow and a chaffinch for winter. . . the execution implies an educated audience" (https://charles-paine-arca.blog/2017/11/07/posters-welwyn-garden-city/).