REGINALD MOUNT (1906-1979): Original animation illustration “New Looks For Old”, 1950s

REGINALD MOUNT (1906-1979) Reginald Mount illustration entitled “New Looks For Old”

An original vintage animation illustration, for Shell Petroleum Company, circa 1950s.

The painting is in gouache on paper, mounted to board, wrapped in original paper overlay. The design features a gentleman seated outside of a petrol station. The work is inscribed to top left corner “Part 2”. The design is additionally inscribed to reverse “From Reginald Mount; Designer Reginald Mount; Artist Reginald Mount; Purpose Frame From Film Strip “New Looks For Old”; For Shell Petroleum Company”

Dimensions The board 38.5cm wide x 27cm high

The Artist

Reginald Mount (1906 – 1979) was a British artist and graphic designer know particularly for his poster designs. During the Second World War he worked for the Ministry for Information producing propaganda and public safety posters. Mount first began working here with Eileen Evans, who would become his long-term collaborator.

Many of Reginald Mount’s posters are instantly recognisable including his now iconic design for Ealing Studios Comedy The Ladykillers (1955).

Reginald Mount and Eileen Evans formed the Mount/ Evans Studio during the 1950s where their output included posters, album cover art and promotional material of all types. The Keep Britain Tidy illustrations from this period are perhaps some of their most famous. Reginald Mount pieces do not often appear on the market, the original artwork for The Ladykillers sold in 2019 for over £12,000.

Condition report: Overall condition good and displays well, the board has some residual glue staining which is visible to lower left artwork, a small patch on the lower right and on the reverse. Otherwise good (see images)

For further reading regarding about Reginald Mount see. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/artists/mount_reginald.htm

We have a number of pieces similar to this Reginald Mount illustration included in our store, see. REGINALD MOUNT (1906-1979) An original vintage animation illustration, for Shell Oil, circa 1950s

 

Dimensions: The board 38.5cm wide x 27cm high

Price: £750

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Condition Report: Overall condition good and displays well, the board has some residual glue staining which is visible to lower left artwork, a small patch on the lower right and on the reverse. Otherwise good (see images)

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