We have come into a collection of Art Deco Great Depression era pen & ink illustrations by Anne Harriet Sefton used in the British humor magazine The Tatler. Sefton, who worked under her maiden name Fish, signing her pieces only with this enigmatic word, we have four remaining pieces for sale. Each of these published drawings follow the exploits of the popular character Eve, a coquettish modern flapper girl created by the artist. The enchanting Eve is seen in these original artworks navigating the slippery slope of dating and relationships and associated pratfalls of Depression era pop culture. Three of the pieces are still available: The Depression, The Casino, and The Window. The Casino is priced at $950.00 and the two smaller works are for sale for the price of $750.00 All are framed in matching clean lined gallery frames.
Born in Bristol, England, the caricaturist and social satirist, Anne Harriet Sefton studied under Charles Orchardson and John Hassall at the London School of Art and in Paris. She married Walter Sefton, an Irish linen merchant, although she always used her maiden name 'FISH' when signing her works. An animal lover, she became particularly well-known for her amusing paintings of cats, although in the 1920s and 1930s she contributed drawings and caricatures on the flapper lifestyle for 'The Tatler' and created the character of 'Eve.' The artist created several covers for Vanity Fair magazine and was a contemporary of John Held Jr.