ILLUSTRATION ART: An original concept design painting for The Queen magazine’s “Children’s Supplement”, artist unknown (manner of Mable Lucie Attwell), c. 1930s

Artist unknown (manner of Mable Lucie Attwell): An original concept design illustration for The Queen magazine’s “Children’s Supplement”. Circa 1930s. The painting depicting children playing, reading and writing.

The painting in gouache and pencil on artists board. Bearing various publishers instructions and additionally inscribed in pencil surrounding painting. With stamp to reverse “The Advertising Arts Association Ltd”.

Dimensions 31 x 14½cm


The Queen, first printed in the 1861, was a society magazine established by Publisher Samuel Beeton. Beeton was the founder of numerous titles including Boys Own Magazine and was the husband of the famous Mrs. Beeton. Due to Beeton’s financial difficulties copyright for The Queen was sold to Cox and Wyman, not long after initial publication.

During the early 20th century the magazine described itself as a “Ladies Newspaper, Court Chronicle and Dress”. The Queen offered advice on fashion, home management and travel.

The magazine was acquired by Sir Jocelyn Stevens in 1956. By the 1960s in an attempt to appeal to a younger audience of Chelsea set type readers, the name was changed to Queen. Stevens sold Queen in 1968.  Subsequent to a merger with Harpers Bazaar individual publication ceased by 1970. The Queen title went on to form part of the Harpers & Queen brand.

Dimensions: Dimensions 31 x 14½cm


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Condition Report: In overall good condition in accordance with age and use.

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