Rothmans of Pall Mall. Rex Whistler.
Rothmans of Pall Mall
Rothmans of Pall Mall

Rothmans of Pall Mall. Diamond Jubilee 1890-1950.

London: Rothmans of Pall Mall, 1950. 4to. Portfolio of six drawings by Rex Whistler (from 30 originals in commissioned by Rothmans). Six drawings with a printed sheet describing them, in the original pale blue card portfolio. WITH the cover for 'Radio Times' December 18th 1931 and 'Souvenir of Laurence Housman's Victoria Regina'. The cover of the Radio Times and Victoria Regina are by Whistler and the latter features photographs showing his production designs. The drawings are fine. The cover of Radio Times is creased and torn with small loss at the edges. Victoria Regina is in a sorry state having been damp at some stage; it is also coming apart and has tears, chips and loss at the edges. The portfolio is tanned, rubbed and a bit dust-soiled. Item #5964

The drawings were one of the last commissions completed by the artist before his death in Normandy in 1944. A previous owner had added the other items and they are included for interest.

Price: £90.00

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