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  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1940 - ca. 1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Addey, Wilfred R., born 1912 - died 1999 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by K. D. and E. F. Law

  • Museum number:

    E.190-2003

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 189

Wilfrid R. Addey was a commercial artist for over sixty years, working for Dorland advertising and Mitchells among other London advertising firms. His work shows the range of products and illustration styles, from aeroplanes and cars, beer and perfume, to satirical cartoons and calendar pin-up girls and is representative of the post war boom in advertising during the late 1940s and 1950s.

Physical description

Black and white image of a woman with blond styled hair in sleeveless dress lying on a bed next to a man with large moustache wearing striped pyjamas and drinking beer. Underneath is a slogan "- but Beer is Best!"

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1940 - ca. 1950 (made)

Artist/maker

Addey, Wilfred R., born 1912 - died 1999 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

"- but Beer is Best!"
Below image, Beer and Best in outline lettering

Dimensions

Height: 19.2 cm, Width: 28.5 cm

Historical context note

Wilfrid R. Addey worked as a commercial artist for over sixty years, working for Dorland advertising and Mitchells among other London advertising firms.

Descriptive line

Offset lithograph of a design for a beer advert by Wilfrid R. Addey; British, ca. 1940 - ca. 1950

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Woman; Beer bottles; Bed; Tables; Table lamps; Dress; Man

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Drinking

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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