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Drawing - design for an advert for a car instruction manual
  • design for an advert for a car instruction manual
    Addey, Wilfred R., born 1912 - died 1999
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design for an advert for a car instruction manual

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    latter half of 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Addey, Wilfred R., born 1912 - died 1999 (artist)
    Dorland Advertising Ltd. (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Scratchboard, backed onto card

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.198-2003

  • Gallery location:

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

Wilfrid R. Addey (1912-1999) worked as 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.

This drawing in ink is for an advertisement for a car instruction book. The illustration shows a car instruction book held in a left hand in the centre of the composition. Depth is created through hatched lines in black against white and lines being scraped into the black ink to reveal the white of the board underneath. There is a feeling of movement in the pages being turned by the thumb of the hand. The curving form of the pages in the top right corner contrasts with two straight lines that project from the pages to the bottom left corner, simulating the headlights of a car.

Physical description

Pen and ink sraperboard illustration featuring a hand holding a car instruction manual

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

latter half of 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Addey, Wilfred R., born 1912 - died 1999 (artist)
Dorland Advertising Ltd. (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Scratchboard, backed onto card

Marks and inscriptions

CLIFFORD MILBURN AND COMPANY'S / WATER COLOUR / BOARDS, [address etc]
Back of mount card

Dimensions

Height: 31.4 cm max irregular, Width: 24.1 cm max irregular, Height: 23 cm mount, Width: 30.2 cm mount

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

Sraperboard illustration of a hand holding a car instruction manual, by Wilfrid R. Addey; British, latter half of 20th century

Materials

Scratchboard; Card support

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Technical manuals

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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