Collectibles Sale. Fashion Illustration

Ever thought of owning a piece of fashion history? GRAY M.C.A leading specialists in Fashion Illustration are holding a selling exhibition of original fashion illustrations from Post War 1940s through to the 1970s from Thursday 11th – Tuesday 16th September 2014 at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St James’s, London.

The exhibition coincides with London Fashion Week SS15 and includes more than 40 original works by some of the leading illustrators of the period from Britain, Europe and America including René Bouché, René Gruau and Carl ‘Eric’ Erickson for publications including British and American Vogue, Harpers & Queen, The Sunday Times, Frau im Spiegel (Germany) & Jardin des Modes (France) as well as advertising work for L’Oreal and other famous names in Haute Couture such as Nina Ricci. There will also be a selection of original designs by designers including Dior, Barbara Hulanicki of BIBA & Zandra Rhodes. Prices will range from £300 – £10,000.

PRICE LIST

Angela Landels  (1935 - ) Zandra Rhodes - Jubilee I Original Fashion Illustration Commissioned for Harpers & Queen C1972, Pencil & Wash, signed 49 x 38 cms £3,500

1. Angela Landels
(1935 – )
Zandra Rhodes – Jubilee I
Original Fashion Illustration Commissioned for Harpers & Queen
C1972, Pencil & Wash, signed
49 x 38 cms
£3,500

Gray MCA Fashion Illustration Sale

2. Angela Landels (1935 – )
Zandra Rhodes – Jubilee II
Original Fashion Illustration Commissioned for Harpers & Queen
C1972, Pencil & Wash
49 x 38 cms
£3,500

Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. (1918 - 1998) Original Working Fashion Illustration for US Magazine C1950's, Mixed Media, signed 60 x 43 cms £3,500

3. Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. (1918 – 1998)
Original Working Fashion Illustration for US Magazine
C1950’s, Mixed Media, signed
60 x 43 cms
£3,500

Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. (1918 - 1998) Original Working Fashion Illustration for US Magazine Cow Girl C1970's, Charcoal, signed & inscribed 64 x 46 cms £2,500

4. Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. (1918 – 1998)
Original Working Fashion Illustration for US Magazine
Cow Girl
C1970’s, Charcoal, signed & inscribed
64 x 46 cms
£2,500

Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. (1918 - 1998) Original Working Fashion Illustration for US Magazine New York 1953, Mixed Media, signed & inscribed 54 x 38 cms £6,000

5. Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. (1918 – 1998)
Original Working Fashion Illustration for US Magazine
New York
1953, Mixed Media, signed & inscribed
54 x 38 cms
£6,000

Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. (1918 - 1998) Original Working Fashion Illustration for US Magazine Pucci C1970's, Mixed Media, signed 68 x 48 cms £2,500

6. Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. (1918 – 1998)
Original Working Fashion Illustration for US Magazine
Pucci
C1970’s, Mixed Media, signed
68 x 48 cms
£2,500

Carl Erickson (Eric) (1891 - 1958) Awaiting To Embark Original Project for American Vogue C1940's, Ink & Wash, signed 35.5 x 34.5 cms £4,000

7. Carl Erickson (Eric) (1891 – 1958)
Awaiting To Embark
Original Project for American Vogue
C1940’s, Ink & Wash, signed
35.5 x 34.5 cms
£4,000

Carl Erickson (1891- 1958) Original Advertising Illustration commissioned for Black Magic Chocolates Evening Scene on a Liners Deck C1956, Watercolour, Pencil & Wash, signed 49 x 40 cms £5,000

8. Carl Erickson (1891- 1958)
Original Advertising Illustration commissioned for Black Magic Chocolates
Evening Scene on a Liners Deck
C1956, Watercolour, Pencil & Wash, signed
49 x 40 cms
£5,000

Christian Dior (1905 - 1957) Original Fashion Drawing 'Praline' 1944, Initialed & Inscribed CD Pen & Ink on Cream Lucien Lelong Headed Paper 28 x 22 cms £5,500

9. Christian Dior (1905 – 1957)
Original Fashion Drawing
‘Praline’
1944, Initialed & Inscribed CD
Pen & Ink on Cream Lucien Lelong Headed Paper
28 x 22 cms
£5,500

Christian Dior (1905 - 1957) Original Fashion Drawing 'Satin Blanc' Inscribed Pen & Ink on Cream Lucien Lelong Headed Paper 28 x 22 cms £5,500

10. Christian Dior (1905 – 1957)
Original Fashion Drawing
‘Satin Blanc’
Inscribed
Pen & Ink on Cream Lucien Lelong Headed Paper
28 x 22 cms
£5,500

Christian Dior (1905 - 1957) Original Fashion Drawing 'Trop Tissue' Initialed & Inscribed CD Pen & Ink on Cream Lucien Lelong Headed Paper 28 x 22 cms £5,500

11. Christian Dior (1905 – 1957)
Original Fashion Drawing
‘Trop Tissue’
Initialed & Inscribed CD
Pen & Ink on Cream Lucien Lelong Headed Paper
28 x 22 cms
£5,500

Eric Stemp (1924 - 2001) Original Fashion Drawing of Model Sevilla Hercolani C1960's, Charcoal on Paper, signed 56 x 38 cms £2,500

12. Eric Stemp (1924 – 2001)
Original Fashion Drawing of Model Sevilla Hercolani
C1960’s, Charcoal on Paper, signed
56 x 38 cms
£2,500

Eva Aldbrook (1925 - ) Dior Model II Original Fashion Illustration of Dior Model Christine Tidmarsh 1956, Mixed Media, signed 54 x 36 cms £1,600

13. Eva Aldbrook (1925 – )
Dior Model II
Original Fashion Illustration of Dior Model Christine Tidmarsh
1956, Mixed Media, signed
54 x 36 cms
£1,600

Eva Aldbrook (1925 - ) Dior Model III Original Fashion Illustration of Dior Model Christine Tidmarsh 1956, Mixed Media, signed 54 x 36 cms £1,500

14. Eva Aldbrook (1925 – )
Dior Model III
Original Fashion Illustration of Dior Model Christine Tidmarsh
1956, Mixed Media, signed
54 x 36 cms
£1,500

Eva Aldbrook (1925 - ) Dior Model I Original Fashion Illustration of Dior Model Christine Tidmarsh 1956, Mixed Media, signed 54 x 36 cms £1,600

15. Eva Aldbrook (1925 – )
Dior Model I
Original Fashion Illustration of Dior Model Christine Tidmarsh
1956, Mixed Media, signed
54 x 36 cms
£1,600

Gerd Grimm (1911 - 1998) Original Fashion Illustration for German Magazine ‘Frau im Speigel’ 1947, Indian Ink & Watercolour, signed 42 x 30 cms £5,000

16. Gerd Grimm (1911 – 1998)
Original Fashion Illustration for German Magazine ‘Frau im Speigel’
1947, Indian Ink & Watercolour, signed
42 x 30 cms
£5,000

Gerd Grimm (1911 - 1998) Original Fashion Illustration for German Magazine ‘Frau im Speigel’ 1947, Indian Ink & Watercolour, signed 42 x 33 cms £4,500

17. Gerd Grimm (1911 – 1998)
Original Fashion Illustration for German Magazine ‘Frau im Speigel’
1947, Indian Ink & Watercolour, signed
42 x 33 cms
£4,500

Gerd Grimm (1911 - 1998) Original Fashion Illustration of Evening Dress for German Magazine ‘Frau im Speigel’ 1949, Indian Ink & Watercolour, signed 40 x 33 cms £4,500

18. Gerd Grimm (1911 – 1998)
Original Fashion Illustration of Evening Dress for German Magazine ‘Frau im Speigel’
1949, Indian Ink & Watercolour, signed
40 x 33 cms
£4,500

Gustav Falk (1926 - 2011) Original Fashion Illustration for French Magazine 'Jardin des Modes' Model Wearing Courrèges C1965, Ink, Pencil & White Gouache, signed 64 x 48 cms £1,500

19. Gustav Falk (1926 – 2011)
Original Fashion Illustration for French Magazine ‘Jardin des Modes’
Model Wearing Courrèges
C1965, Ink, Pencil & White Gouache, signed
64 x 48 cms
£1,500

Gustav Falk (1926 - 2011) Original Fashion Illustration for French Magazine 'Jardin des Modes' Model Pascale Falk C1965, White Pastel on Paper 63 x 49 cms £2,000

20. Gustav Falk (1926 – 2011)
Original Fashion Illustration for French Magazine ‘Jardin des Modes’
Model Pascale Falk
C1965, White Pastel on Paper
63 x 49 cms
£2,000

May Routh (1934 - ) Original Fashion Illustration of Model Seated C1960's, Ink on Paper 35 x 23 cms £800

21. May Routh (1934 – )
Original Fashion Illustration of Model Seated
C1960’s, Ink on Paper
35 x 23 cms
£800

May Routh (1934 - ) Original Fashion Illustration of Model Sevilla Hercolani C1960's, Ink on Paper 43 x 28 cms £800

22. May Routh (1934 – )
Original Fashion Illustration of Model Sevilla Hercolani
C1960’s, Ink on Paper
43 x 28 cms
£800

Maynard ( - ) Original Fashion Illustration for Nina Ricci 1946, Ink & Watercolour, signed 48 x 32.5 cms £2,500

23. Maynard ( – )
Original Fashion Illustration for Nina Ricci
1946, Ink & Watercolour, signed
48 x 32.5 cms
£2,500

Pierre Mourgue ( - ) Original Fashion Illustration Femme 1946, Ink & Watercolour, signed & inscribed 46 x 29 cms £5,000

24. Pierre Mourgue ( – )
Original Fashion Illustration
Femme
1946, Ink & Watercolour, signed & inscribed
46 x 29 cms
£5,000

Pierre Simon (1907 - 1999) Original Advertising Fashion Illustration Woman with Umbrella 1950, Ink & Gouache, signed 35.5 x 27 cms £3,500

25. Pierre Simon (1907 – 1999)
Original Advertising Fashion Illustration
Woman with Umbrella
1950, Ink & Gouache, signed
35.5 x 27 cms
£3,500

René Bouché (1905 - 1963) Original Fashion Illustration for Caudbeard & American Vogue 1950, Ink & Watercolour, signed 62 x 48 cms £4,500

26. René Bouché (1905 – 1963)
Original Fashion Illustration for Caudbeard & American Vogue
1950, Ink & Watercolour, signed
62 x 48 cms
£4,500

René Bouché (1905 - 1963) Original Cover Illustration Commissioned for British Vogue 1953, November Issue, Watercolour on Paper, signed 56 x 46 cms £10,000

27. René Bouché (1905 – 1963)
Original Cover Illustration Commissioned for British Vogue
1953, November Issue, Watercolour on Paper, signed
56 x 46 cms
£10,000

René Bouché (1905 - 1963) Original Fashion Illustration Model in Cocktail Dress & Pillarbox Hat with Veil C1950's, Ink & Pencil on Paper, signed 61 x 27 cms £3,500

28. René Bouché (1905 – 1963)
Original Fashion Illustration
Model in Cocktail Dress & Pillarbox Hat with Veil
C1950’s, Ink & Pencil on Paper, signed
61 x 27 cms
£3,500

René Bouché (1905 - 1963) Original Fashion Illustration Model with Hat, Scarf & Umbrella C1940's, Ink & Wash on Paper, signed 40 x 22 cms £3,500

29. René Bouché (1905 – 1963)
Original Fashion Illustration
Model with Hat, Scarf & Umbrella
C1940’s, Ink & Wash on Paper, signed
40 x 22 cms
£3,500

René Gruau (1909 - 2004) Original Fashion Illustration  C1960's, Ink, signed 50 x 64 cms £6,000

30. René Gruau (1909 – 2004)
Original Fashion Illustration 
C1960’s, Ink, signed
50 x 64 cms
£6,000

René Gruau (1909 - 2004) Original Fashion Illustration Hat for Jean Barthet for AD Design 1960, Ink, signed 64.5 x 49 cms £6,000

31. René Gruau (1909 – 2004)
Original Fashion Illustration
Hat for Jean Barthet for AD Design
1960, Ink, signed
64.5 x 49 cms
£6,000

Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. (1918 - 1998) Original Working Fashion Illustration for US Magazine 1970's Winter Fur Coat C1970's, Mixed Media, signed 60 x 46 cms £2,500

32. Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. (1918 – 1998)
Original Working Fashion Illustration for US Magazine
1970’s Winter Fur Coat
C1970’s, Mixed Media, signed
60 x 46 cms
£2,500

Todd Draz (1917 - ) Original Fashion Illustration Commissioned for Sunday Times Fashion Page Model Wearing Spanish Fashion Design of Checked Suit & Boot Covers C1960's, Ink on Paper 60 x 38 cms £2,500

33. Todd Draz (1917 – )
Original Fashion Illustration Commissioned for Sunday Times Fashion Page
Model Wearing Spanish Fashion Design of Checked Suit & Boot Covers
C1960’s, Ink on Paper
60 x 38 cms
£2,500

Todd Draz (1917 - ) Original Fashion Illustration Commissioned for Sunday Times Fashion Page Model Wearing Spanish Fashion Design of Suit with Raglan Sleeves C1960's, Ink on Paper 60 x 38 cms £2,500

34. Todd Draz (1917 – )
Original Fashion Illustration Commissioned for Sunday Times Fashion Page
Model Wearing Spanish Fashion Design of Suit with Raglan Sleeves
C1960’s, Ink on Paper
60 x 38 cms
£2,500

Barbara Hulanicki (1936 - ) Original Fashion Sketch Audrey Hepburn II C1960’s, Watercolour on Paper, signed 55 x 42 cms £2,000

35. Barbara Hulanicki (1936 – )
Original Fashion Sketch
Audrey Hepburn II
C1960’s, Watercolour on Paper, signed
55 x 42 cms
£2,000

Barbara Hulanicki (1936 - ) Original Fashion Sketch BIBA - Wedding Dress I C1968, Watercolour on Paper, signed & inscribed 56 x 43 cms £2,500

36. Barbara Hulanicki (1936 – )
Original Fashion Sketch
BIBA – Wedding Dress I
C1968, Watercolour on Paper, signed & inscribed
56 x 43 cms
£2,500

Zandra Rhodes (1940 - ) Original Wedding Dress Design 1972, Zandra Rhodes I Pencil & Watercolour, signed & inscribed 30 x 21 cms £750

37. Zandra Rhodes (1940 – )
Original Wedding Dress Design
1972, Zandra Rhodes I
Pencil & Watercolour, signed & inscribed
30 x 21 cms
£750

Zandra Rhodes (1940 - ) Original Wedding Dress Design Zandra Rhodes II C1972, Pencil & Watercolour, signed & inscribed 30 x 21 cms £750

38. Zandra Rhodes (1940 – )
Original Wedding Dress Design
Zandra Rhodes II
C1972, Pencil & Watercolour, signed & inscribed
30 x 21 cms
£750

Zandra Rhodes (1940 - ) Original Wedding Dress Design Zandra Rhodes III C1972, Pencil & Watercolour, signed & inscribed 30 x 21 cms £750

39. Zandra Rhodes (1940 – )
Original Wedding Dress Design
Zandra Rhodes III
C1972, Pencil & Watercolour, signed & inscribed
30 x 21 cms
£750

Barbara Hulanicki (1936 - ) Original Fashion Sketch BIBA - 1968 1968, Watercolour on Paper, signed & inscribed 43 x 65 cms £2,500

40. Barbara Hulanicki (1936 – )
Original Fashion Sketch
BIBA – 1968
1968, Watercolour on Paper, signed & inscribed
43 x 65 cms
£2,500

Barbara Hulanicki (1936 - ) Original Fashion Sketch BIBA - Boots C1970, Watercolour on Paper, signed & inscribed 56 x 42 cms £2,500

41. Barbara Hulanicki (1936 – )
Original Fashion Sketch
BIBA – Boots
C1970, Watercolour on Paper, signed & inscribed
56 x 42 cms
£2,500

Barbara Hulanicki (1936 - ) Original Fashion Sketch Pleated Skirt & Top C1960’s, Watercolour on Paper, signed 56 x 42 cms £2,000

42. Barbara Hulanicki (1936 – )
Original Fashion Sketch
Pleated Skirt & Top
C1960’s, Watercolour on Paper, signed
56 x 42 cms
£2,000

Barbara Hulanicki (1936 - ) Original Fashion Sketch BIBA - Wedding Dress II C1970, Watercolour on Paper, signed 43 x 65 cms £2,500

43. Barbara Hulanicki (1936 – )
Original Fashion Sketch
BIBA – Wedding Dress II
C1970, Watercolour on Paper, signed
43 x 65 cms
£2,500

Barbara-Hulanicki-BIBA-Pink-&-Blue-27x19cms

44. Barbara Hulanicki BIBA
Pink & Blue
27 x 19cms
£900

Barbara Hulanicki BIBA Black 27 x 19cms

45. Barbara Hulanicki BIBA
Black
27 x 19cms
£900

Barbara Hulanicki BIBA Pink Empire 43 x 15cms

46. Barbara Hulanicki BIBA
Pink Empire
43 x 15cms
£900

Connie Gray of Gray M.C.A explained “Over the years, each illustrator developed their own personnel style, often using wit & charm to distinguish themselves from their competitors. Almost all were products of the most respected art schools of the time & to be a truly great illustrator, they needed to understand not only the life form but also the process of designing, cutting & finishing a garment. The fall of the fabric, the cut of the cloth – the ability to translate what they saw into a work of art that would sell a thousand frocks!

Tragically, few original fashion illustrations survive today. With the need for speed in production & printing, illustrations were rarely kept. Many were damaged in the printing process & then thrown away, considered worthless once the image was reproduced to print. Those that have survived have become internationally collectable as original and historical art works that truly caught the elegance, attitude and style or the time.”

The 1940s & 1950s witnessed the heights of fashion illustration. Illustrators like ‘Eric’, Bouché & Draz were in high demand and are considered to be the elite of fashion illustration. They brought a realism to their drawings which featured in major publications of the day.

What few are actually aware, is when covering the fashion shows in Paris, Illustrators were forbidden from recording what they saw until they’d exited the event. Impressions would be reproduced from memory in the nearest cafe! The energy of these initial sketches often eclipsed the final published work.

English Luxury keep close tabs on major Art events and we’ve noted that Fashion Illustration is a discipline that has gathered momentum and is on the radar of both seasoned collectors and those wishing to start collecting. There is a noticeable global affinity to the art of Fashion Illustration as it elegantly reflects the glamour and desirability of mid 20th Century Fashion. We’ve also found wealthy buyers drawn to this niche sector, looking for ‘statement’ pieces for their principal homes.

Fashion Illustration will only grow in its appeal and the rare pieces from that era will undoubtedly appreciate in tandem. We believe the price list offers both an investment opportunity and the sheer pleasure of ownership.


EXHIBITION DATES

Thursday, September 11 to Tuesday, September 16 2014


LOCATION

Gallery 8

8 Duke Street St James’s

London

SW1Y 6BN


PUBLIC OPENING HOURS

Thursday, September 11 – 10am – 8pm

Friday, September 12 – 10am – 6.30pm

Saturday, September 13 – 10am – 6.30pm

Sunday, September 14 – 10am – 6.30pm

Monday, September 15 – 10am – 6.30pm

Tuesday, September 16 – 10am – 6.30pm



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