Reginald John "Rex" Whistler (1905–1944)
"The Rothman's Diamond Jubilee Porfolio"
Six colour lithographs, loose within card covers
Title thermolithographed in red to front
Details on paper affixed to the inside
Published by Rothmans of Pall Mall
29.3 cm x 23.1 cm (each print)
Plates consist of 1. "The Parcel Post, 1890"; 2. Fanny's First Cigarette; 3. By Gad, Sir, It Works!; 4. Lights of London; Victorian Vogue; 6. Matinée Idols.
The tobacco company Rothmans of Pall Mall commissioned a series of drawings from Whistler In the early 1940’s. Six of these were posthumously published to commemorate the firm's Diamond Jubilee in 1950.
Portfolio cover slightly marked and spotted. Increasingly hard to find in fulls sets in good condition.
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