Charles Paine (1895 – 1967)

Boat Race 1921


102 x 64 cm

Signed upper right in plate.

Charles Paine’s iconic 1921 poster encourages the use of the London Underground in order to view the Boat Race. The slick design features one boat’s stern disappearing from the frame and the other boat’s bow entering it (Cambridge won that year), alongside a strikingly Art Deco typeface.

Charles Paine was a versatile and prolific designer, who drew on his training in stained glass to create bold, structured and highly stylised lithographs for a variety of companies. This decorative and brightly-coloured map illustrates the various county regiments of Great Britain, with a border of regimental badges.

Condition: backed to linen; excellent, two small areas of repair to margin (invisible); hint of old folds.

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