Birn Bros Studio (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
9" x 12" (230mm x 300mm)Date:
1970sThis is the original Watercolour painting by Birn Bros Studio.
A great confrontational image of Popeye and Bluto.
This is the original art created for a Birn Bros Annual circa 1970s.
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.