G H Davis (biography)Medium:
Gouache on Acid-free BoardSize:
29" x 18" (730mm x 460mm)Date:
Signed by the artist in paint centre rightThis is the Signed unique original Gouache painting by G H Davis.
Published in the Illustrated London News 14th August 1954, this magnificent cut-away painting shows The Southern Cross before her maiden voyage. She was completed in Belfast in 1955, by Harland and Wolf, and weighed 20200 tons. A photo box is bare to the to left of the painting where a detailed photograph of the Cinema lounge would be pasted in.
George Horace Davis (known as G.H. Davis) has been called one of the most prolific cut-away artists of all time, despite this, it is extremely rare to come across his artwork for sale as it rarely leaves the collections of his admirers.
Born in 1881, after WWI Davis began a 40 year collaboration with the Illustrated London, News, as well as working for the brilliant 'Modern Wonder' and Popular Mechanics in the U.S.A.
There are some traces of glue residue which have yellowed visible on the painting.