The Depression

Artist:Anne Harriet Fish
Date:c. 1929 - 1932
Medium:Pen and Ink
Dimensions:Framed: 17" x 13.25" | Image Size: 10.5" x 6.75"
Condition:Fine, the frame has a few chips that could easily be touched up.
Original Use:Interior Illustration for The Tatler
Price:$950.00 $760.00

Full view

The artist's signature, lower right

An exciting Art Deco / Great Depression-era pen and ink illustration by the social satirist Anne Harriet Fish, this was published in an issue of the British humor magazine "The Tatler." Fish, who periodically worked under her married name Anne Sefton Fish, is best known for her character "Eve," a coquettish flapper girl, whose exploits skewered the social mores of modernity.

This particular illustration shows the carefree lifestyle of the elite who were left unaffected by the Great Depression. The group can be seen partying with an abundance of food and beer flowing freely despite the restrictions of Prohibition.

This has been signed by the artist in the lower right corner of the illustration.

The illustration is matted and framed behind glass; the frame has a few chips that could easily be touched up.



Framed view


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