Alethea Garstin
  • Poster design for the Shire Horse Show -

    Gouache, 10 1/2 by 12 3/4 ins (26.5 by 32.5 cm)

    Provenance: the artist?s studio; by direct descent


    In his book Norman & Alethea Garstin: a brief biography of two painters, N. Hale recognises the current work as Garstin?s only known design for a poster. It was intended for the Shire Horse show in the early 1920s, an event which took place in February each year. A similar version of this work also exists in oil.

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