Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 1,125
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
G. STANISLAUS BRIEN (DATES UNKNOWN) SHELL OIL & PETROL / THE QUICK STARTING PAIR. Circa 1930s.
29 1/2x44 inches, 75x111 3/4 cm.
Condition B: extensive overpainting along side margins and image; repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds.
Polish-born G. Stanislaus Brien was a linocut artist who designed posters for Shell, the London Underground and the LNER. He designed fewer than a dozen posters, and most of them depict animals. One of two variants, the other of which reads "Shell Oil & Spirit." Rare.