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    Sale 5902

    Christie's Interiors

    17 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 218

    Cyril Kenneth Bird Fougasse (1887-1965)

    Fifteen original illustrations including: 'Riding in the rain';'Say wien'; and 'Sea island raincoats'

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    Cyril Kenneth Bird Fougasse (1887-1965)
    Fifteen original illustrations including: 'Riding in the rain';'Say wien'; and 'Sea island raincoats'
    one signed 'Fougasse' (lower right) and the majority variously inscribed
    pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour, unframed
    15 x 10½ in. (38.1 x 26.7 cm.) (15)


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    Fougasse became the Art Editor of Punch in 1937 and the Editor from 1949-52, and is partly credited with modernising the image of the somewhat traditional paper. He was initially trained as an engineer and this may explain the graphic and concise quality of many of his drawings. He is perhaps best known for the series of posters he created during the Second World War entitled 'Careless Talk Costs Lives'.

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