Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979)
Guinness gives you Strength (1953)
Lithograph printed by John Waddington signed (in the plate) ‘Diz’
102 x 67 cm
Ardizzone, one of the greatest illustrators of children’s books in the twentieth century also produced a few commercial works – he signed these ‘Diz’. In no small part was this a reference to ‘Phiz’ – Hablot Browne – Dickens’s illustrator. Other commercial clients were Shell, British Lions Pictures and – his first commission – Johnny Walker whiskey.
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