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Tom Purvis

(1888 -  1959 ) Wikipedia® : Tom Purvis
PURVIS Tom Lend To Defend His Right To Be Free, Buy Defence Bonds

David Lay
Nov 6, 2014
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Tom Purvis - Lend To Defend His Right To Be Free Buy Defence Bonds

Tom Purvis - Lend To Defend His Right To Be Free Buy Defence Bonds

Original 1940
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Lot number: 160
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Tom Purvis (1888-1957) Lend to Defend his right to be free Buy Defence Bonds, original poster WFP 38 printed for National Savings by Fosh & Cross 1940 - 76 x 51 cm Purvis used his son John aged 10 as the model for this subject. We sold the original artwork in the Purvis Studio sale in 1990 for a proposed alternative design showing a Battleship in place of the Crane.
Tom Purvis - Lend To Defend His Right To Be Free, Buy Defence Bonds

Tom Purvis - Lend To Defend His Right To Be Free, Buy Defence Bonds

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Lot number: 183
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TOM PURVIS 1988-1959
'Lend to Defend his Right to Be Free, buy Defence Bonds'
Original artwork for WWII poster design
Commissioned by National Savings Committee for the 1940 poster
Depicts angelic boy with Meccano engine, mixed media on card, but without the above text.
60 x 54.5cm
Note: This poster design was printed for H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd. London.
(See illustration)
Tom Purvis - Canada For Holidays / Canadian Pacific

Tom Purvis - Canada For Holidays / Canadian Pacific

Original 1937
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Lot number: 192
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TOM PURVIS (1888-1959)
CANADA FOR HOLIDAYS / CANADIAN PACIFIC. 1937.
40x24 1/2 inches, 101 1/2x62 cm. S.C. Allen & Company Ltd., London.
Condition A.
In the 1930s, "alongside the exotic destinations that played a major role in the Canadian Pacific's promotional efforts, Canada was given a new prominence as the home of an expanded chain of Canadian Pacific Hotels, a sports playground for golfing and skiing, and a paradise for hunting and fishing" (Canadian Pacific p. 47). Tom Purvis, who had been producing posters for British railway companies for years, adopted images from Canada's indigenous cultures into mainstream advertising. In this fashion, he alluringly presents a young woman, in what appears to be a bikini top (several years before the bikini was introduced to the world), wearing a ceremonial headdress and smoking a peace pipe. Canadian Pacific np, Poster Progress p. 72.
Tom Purvis - Harrogate

Tom Purvis - Harrogate

Original 1930
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Lot number: 192
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TOM PURVIS (1888-1959)
HARROGATE. 1930.
39 3/4x49 3/4 inches, 101x126 1/2 cm. Dangerfield, London.
Condition B+: restoration, minor restored losses and overpainting along vertical and horizontal folds.
Purvis' work for the British Railroads was exclusively for the LNER. His posters run the gamut from traditional landscapes to people engaged in a variety of activities. In the style of the Beggarstaff Brothers, "he formed his figures solely from masses of color, without outline" (Weill p. 228). His use of "flat primary colors and the elimination of detail" (Railway p. 135) was his graphic calling card and what he is most appreciated and best remembered for.
Tom Purvis - Untitled

Tom Purvis - Untitled

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Lot number: 412
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