Tag Archives: Edward Bawden

Bear necessities

Earlier this week, I made it down to London to take a look at the British Murals and Decorative Painting exhibition, as mentioned a few weeks ago. I still love this. Although I have faced up to the fact that we have neither the funds nor a wall space large enough.  Mind you, it was […]

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Harrogate Return

It’s taken two years, but finally I can report on another Morphet’s sale.  Sadly this is not another great poster extravaganza, but still worth your time and attention.  Shall we take this for starters? Abram Games, 1951, est. £200-300 The poster – which by rights should go for quite a bit more than that estimate […]

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Janus in Great Bardfield

It’s 1949.  Britain is about to begin building the new world after the war.  But as we already know, not everyone wants to look forward or be modern. This is Edward Bawden’s Life in An English Village, published in the format of King Penguin that year.  As the very first line of the essay by […]

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Auction fever (or not)

The next Christies poster sale is upon us; the lots are online, the printed catalogue is sitting on my desk.  But I’ve been avoiding writing about it for the last few days, mainly because I can’t work up much enthusiasm for what’s on offer. This, if I am pushed, is probably the best of the […]

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When did you last see an auction?

So, spring is in the air and the auctions are springing up like dandelions on  the lawn.  Christies is tomorrow, as mentioned before, and in the meantime two more catalogues have popped up on the web, Onslows and Van Sabben, with auctions on the 18th May and 4th June respectively. I’ll start with Onslows first, […]

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Going Underground

So, the Christies auction.  Which is coming up on 5th November. I do have to admit that I was a bit hard on it last week when I said that it didn’t containg anything I was interested in.  This is not true, it just doesn’t have anything I can afford. Austin Cooper, 1933, est £800-1,200* […]

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