Birn Bros Studio (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
11" x 12" (270mm x 300mm)Date:
1938This is the original Watercolour painting by Birn Bros Studio.
This is the original watercolour art created for a Birn Bros book from 1938. The artist was probably an in-house artist employed by the publisher.
Terrifically clean and sharp work and in perfect condition. Great images of Popeye, Olive Oyl and Wimpy.
Birn Brothers Ltd of London, England were a major publishing house. Listed in the London trade directories from 1882 at 135 London Wall and in subsequent years at 27 Finsbury Street and 67-70 Bunhill Row.
Birn Bros were famous for publishing numerous pictorial books and producing cards covering a wide variety of themes. These included Christmas cards, greetings cards, actresses, views and artist signed cards. They also produced propaganda plus military and naval themes.
The company kept going until at least the 1950s, with their catalogue including some delightful illustration work.