Wednesday 23 May 2007

Is this the work of Edward Bawden?

I’m a great admirer of the art of Edward Bawden and over the years a few items of Bawden ephemera have come my way. This example is not present in the only list I have access to (Edward Bawden by Douglas Percy Bliss). I can’t see the EB signature anywhere. It has a soft card cover with a shiny laminate finish characteristic of the late 50’s or early 60’s. If it is not by Bawden, it’s a brilliant pastiche. So, can anyone help? Is there a more comprehensive list of Bawden ephemera than the Bliss?

2021 update: Perhaps this answers the question.

1 comment:

Michael said...

You should post this image to the Association of Illustrators discussion forum ( ).

There are some very knowledgeable peeps there who could give you an authoritative opinion in double quick time.