A SELECTION OF BLACK AND WHITE WORK

MAINLY FOR CHILDREN DUST JACKET 1960

FESTIVAL AT FARBRIDGE DUST JACKET 1951

THE RIGHTS OF MAN, ILLUSTRATED 1940

WINE OF THE COUNTRY, COURIER, C1954

POSTERS, HISTORY OF COMMUNICATIONS 1939

POSTER for the Gas Industry, c1936

TACITUS, NERO, FOLIO 1952

FISH, FROM THE SEA TO THE TABLE, C1960, PAMPHLET

ROLLING RIVER FOR LILLIPUT

 

Eric Fraser (1902 - 1983)

 


Fraser was the consummate professional - expending energy on large and small panel alike. The following four images are small black and white images reproduced on sub standard post war austerity paper - yet they retain detail, balance and tonal control. The drawing is almost unparalleled for the period. As always Fraser can give his figures moumental gravity and his landscapes a plausible quaility of the idyllic.
 
thanks to James Fraser for his correction

01 One of Fraser's arrangements of forms, for a chemical manufacturer, c1954.

02 an extremely early Fraser drawing - an advertising idea of a bus taking customers between the Albert Hall and Albert Memorial to Barker's Store in Kensington; from G.Montague Ellwood, The Art of Pen Drawing London 1927.

03 14 x 18cms drawing for a Rolex Watch advertisement, "A Letter from Brazil" - a Rolex customer had lost his watch into the river on a trip up the Amazon. Amazingly (and suspiciously) on the return journey it was returned to him, and still working. A good excuse to draw the jungle. from Punch November 4th 1953 p.xvii
 
04 14 x 18cms drawing for a Rolex Watch advertisement, "Four Years Buried" - "He saw something glitter in the earth; he stooped and picked it up." from Punch October 7th 1953 p.v
 

05 9 x 10cms, and another image for Wilmot Breeden, Punch February 24th 1954. The caption reads, "On virtually every British car..."


06 the British Seaside in Folk Art dress.c1954 full page advertising illustration from The Illustrated London News.

 
07 6.5 x 9 cms. drawing of a Christmas coach, for Wilmot Breeden, car component manufacturers, and wishing their customers a Happy Christmas etc etc.