Thursday, 18 July 2013

Super cute figures!

Consigned for our next Fine Art & Antique Auction on 4th September three Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell figures "Shy", "The Gardeners Boy" and "The Bride".

Mabel Lucie Attwell (4 June 1879 – 5 November 1964) was a British illustrator. She was first known for her cute, nostalgic drawings of children, based on her daughter, Peggy. Her drawings are featured on many postcards, advertisements, posters, books and figurines.

In 1921, J.M. Barrie personally requested her to illustrate the gift-book edition of Peter Pan and The Lucie Attwell Annual was published from 1922 to 1974, its continuance ten years after her death being made possible by extensive re-use of images, a practice established in the 1920's picture books of her work.

In 1926 Shelley Potteries commissioned Mabel Lucie Attwell to produce designs for children’s china ware. This china continued to be manufactured into the sixties.

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