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Drawing - A Car in front of a plane at an airport
  • A Car in front of a plane at an airport
    Addey, Wilfred R., born 1912 - died 1999
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A Car in front of a plane at an airport

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1940s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and wash drawing

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.203-2003

  • 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 illustration in pen, ink and wash shows a car in front of a plane at an airport. The style of the figures suggests that this drawing is from the late 1940s. In the bottom right corner are placed pieces of luggage waiting to be loaded on to the plane. This suggests that the plane is for passengers. In the late 1940s passenger flights were developing as a mode of transport. Such planes would have been seen as having connotations with technology and speed as well as the luxury of flight that only a few people could still afford.

Physical description

A car is shown in the foreground of a plane. In the distance is a runway, buildings and a plane taking off.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1940s (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and wash drawing

Marks and inscriptions

'ADDEY'
Signed in the bottom right corner in white ink

Dimensions

Height: 34.5 cm, Width: 50 cm

Descriptive line

Illustration of a car in front of a plane at an airport

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Men; Car; Woman; Aeroplane

Categories

Drawings; Advertising; Illustration; Transport

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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