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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