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  • 'Zero' Hans Schleger (1898-1976) Grow Your Own Food

    Lithographic poster c. 1940Printed by Fosh & Kosh Limited for HMSO76x51cmA copy of this poster is in the collection of the Imperial War Museum.Click here for biographical details and other posters by Hans 'Zero' Schleger.Provenance: the estate of the artist.If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • 'Zero' Hans Schleger Safety Week

    Lithographic panel poster 1937 Published by London 'Safety First' Council Printed by Dangerfield Printing Company LtdA copy of this poster is in the collection of the London Transport Museum.Click here for biographical details and other posters by Hans 'Zero' Schleger.Provenance: the estate of the artist.If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • A Message from Britain

    1942Original lithographic posterPrinted for HMSOSt Paul's Cathedral is depicted surrounded by searchlights as enemy bombers are sought during the Blitz. Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament are also clearly visible, as the skyline of London is depicted. The poster was intended for display throughout the Empire, with space for overprinting the country's name.To the People of............ Unwearied and resolute in the third winter of war, we at home in Britain send greetings to you, our fellow citizens across the seas. We thank you for your sons and daughters who fight beside us, and for your generous gifts. Together, we are achieving victory. Britain Stands Firm.
  • Design for Bianchi Ferier, Lyon for a scarf

    Pen and Gouachec. 194075cm x 75cm"The prowess of our R.A.F. has not taken long to show a real effectiveness. The encounters of the last few days has sown to our enemy our supremacy. Difficult missions have been crowned with success by our different units. Flying sometime above 7000 feet in clouded skies surprising the enemy at a low altitude and exposing themselves to the enemy to protect the army. Their courage never falters."In the months prior to the Fall of France in May 1940 - before the Battle of Britain began - the RAF was in action in the skies above France and this design for a scarf depicts aeroplanes and pilots of the RAF.
  • Clive Uptton (1911-2006)

    Order Your Fuel Now, and take part of it in coke or anthracite 1951

    Lithographic poster76 x 50cmIssued by the Ministry of Fuel and PowerPrinted for HM Stationery Office by J Weiner Ltd, London WC1The population is encouraged by this poster to place its orders for coal early, and to take some of the fuel as coke or anthracite rather than coal.
  • Anonymous

    D.H.Evans London's Most Modern Shop

    Watercolour, probably c. 1930s31x19cm (12.2x7.4 inches)If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Denys Arthur Nicholls (1916-) Southern Rhodesia 

    Prepared by the Central Office of Information and Published by HM Stationery Office Printed by Fosh & Cross Lithographic poster 30x20 inchesc. 1950
  • Anonymous

    Draughts Eat Coal - Stop All Draughts! Save Fuel for Production

    Lithographic poster76 x 50cmIssued by the Ministry of Fuel and PowerPrinted for HM Stationery Office by J Weiner Ltd, London WC1Fuel was needed for production of munitions and machinery, as well as to drive the machinery. The population was therefore exhorted not to waste fuel. Successful Home Front propaganda posters, as Fougasse proved, needed to amuse the watcher; cartoonists were accordingly highly regarded for this task.
  • Sir Edward Brantwood Maufe KBE, R.A, F.R.I.B.A. (1882-1974)

    Lloyds Bank, Notting Hill Gate (c.1930)

    Ink and wash60x37cm (23.6×14.5 inches)In original white-painted frame.If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk  or call us on 07929 749056.Maufe's design for this bank still stands, although it was executed - by him - in slightly more restrained style than is depicted here. These days a very ugly shop front has been built on to the front of the building as may be seen by clicking here.
  • Ernest William Haslehust (1866-1949)

    View of Durham, the Cathedral and the Wear

    Watercolour34.5x52cmSignedBorn in Walthamstow, Haslehust studied at the Slade under Alphonse Legros. A prolific watercolour painter of British landscapes his greatest work was the illustration of thirty-six volumes of Beautiful England published by Blackie & Son. A member of the RI, RBA, RWA and RBC, he designed posters for railway companies including LNER and LMS - including a series of three of County Durham for the former - and his illustrations were widely published in magazines including The Tatler and Illustrated London News.
  • Hugo Schol (Swiss, 20th Century)

    Furka Oberalp 

    Lithographic poster (1959)Brig-Gletsch-Andermatt-Disentis *Schweiz*Suisse*Switzerland20x12.5"An arresting scene of the Furka Oberalp Bahn/Railway by one of the best Swiss poster artists of the period. Here in a conveniently small size, the red of the train contrasts with the vivid colours of the Alps. 
  • Gideon Yates (?1790-?1840)

    1831 View on The Thames with London Bridge from the East Side showing Fishmonger's Hall, The Church of St Magnus the Martyr and St. Paul's Cathedral.

    c.1831 29x54cm Watercolour unsigned Provenance: The Parker GalleryLIttle is known of the life of Yates. Even his date of death is disputed with some sources putting it at 1837. What is known is that he spent most of his working life in London, producing many detailed views of The Thames such as this one. His style is very distinctive, and this large and impressive view of London Bridge is a typical view. He is thought to have lived in Lancaster in 1811, and to have travelled widely throughout Britain and the Continent. His works are in public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum.In this view, Thames barges are in the foreground with their distinctive brown sails. A steamship proceeds along the middle of The Thames. The first steamboat patented was in 1729, by John Allen an English physician. However it was not until 1783 that the first steam-powered ship, "Pyroscaphe," was demonstrated on the River Saône. By 1788 John Fitch in Philadelphia was operating a commercial service along the Delaware River were built in the United States. The first sea-going steamboat was the "Experiment" built by Richard Wright in 1813; by this point river services were becoming well established although it was not until 1815 that The Thames acquired its first successful services with "Margery" and "Thames" arriving from the Clyde where they had been in service for some years. Margate and Gravesend were the main destinations. The steamboat in this view is a paddlesteamer, with two side wheels. At the north end of London Bridge (on the far side from the viewer) is Fishmongers' Hall, St Magnus the Martyr Church is visible on the near side of the bridge, and St Paul's Cathedral is visible beyond.UK Government Art Collection item 6701 is another view of The Thames by Yates, also from The Parker Gallery.If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Guillermo Laborde (1886-1940) Football World Cup, Uruguay

    El Campeonato Mundial de Football: Uruguay, Montevideo 15 Julio - Agosto 15 1930 1930. With official stamp, as issued. Lithographic poster 52x28cmOriginal football poster designed for the first football World Cup, held in Uruguay in 1930.
  • Harold Hope Read (1881-1959)

    Conversation on the Beach

    Pen and watercolour23x31cmBorn in Greenwich to a Quaker family, Read attended art college and in 1907 took up at Bolton Studios in South Kensington. By 1910 he was in Brighton, seeking inspiration from the beaches and residents of the town. He took a studio at College Place, where William Orpen also had a studio, and was introduced to William Rothenstein, the younger brother of Read’s patron Charles Lambert Rutherston. Rutherston, having inherited a fortune, was a collector of works by the members of the New English Art Club and was a well-known patron of young artists. Rutherston presented Manchester City Art Gallery with a large volume of works in 1928, the Rutherston Gift, which includes paintings by Read.Read was a regular exhibitor at – for instance -  the New English Art Club, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, and The Pastel Society, also exhibiting in 1927 at the Royal Academy. Additionally he drew political cartoons for Punch and the London Evening Standard.Narrative scenes, with figures involved in day-to-day life but often with a hint of the comic, are a hallmark of Read’s work. Here an elderly gentleman, somewhat inappropriately attired for the beach even in Edwardian terms, is looking away from the sea, probably heading home from the beach. A smartly-dressed lady beside him wearing high heels, surely a challenge on the beach, regards the bathers in the sea. Meanwhile two pairs of figures on the right are engaged in conversation. An older pair perhaps discussing the incongruity of the elderly gentleman’s attire whisper conspiratorially; a younger pair, sitting on the sand – one wearing a red hat providing a splash of colour in the centre of the painting – chat happily, and a smaller child looks on, probably uncomprehendingly.
  • Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Which? Have you a Reason for not Enlisting - Or only an Excuse for not Enlisting. Now!

    Original lithographic poster c. 1914 75 x 50cm Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London Printed by the Abbey Press 32 & 34 Great Peter St Westminster SWBefore conscription was introduced at the beginning of 1916, recruitment into the British Army was all by way of volunteering. Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, wanted to recruit almost 100,000 men per month and by the end of 1915 the supply of volunteers - despite excellent posters such as this one - was drying up.
  • Jean Brian (1910-90)

    X Jeux Olympiques d'Hiver (1968 Winter Olympics Grenoble France)

    1968Lithographic poster95.1x 63.4cmIf you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.