Enquire

To enquire about this item please enter your details below and we will contact you shortly.

(Your details will not be shared with any third parties)

Tick the box below if you would like to receive the Armoury of St James's Bulletin - a quarterly e-newsletter that showcases an exclusive selection of the latest military antiques offered at our premises in Piccadilly Arcade.

Please note that your details are used solely for dealing with your enquiry and will not be sold or passed on to any third parties.

A Second World War WRNS Caricature, 1945
Hover over image to zoom, click to expand.

A Second World War WRNS Caricature, 1945

Measurements: Overall: cm (in) x cm (in)

£525

Enquire
 
Watercolour on paper. A Wren Chief Officer bemused by a parrot salesman’s pitch, inscribed below, ‘This One Comes A Little Cheaper. He's - It's Thoroughly Depraved’. Signed lower right ‘Hynes’. Framed and glazed
 
Edward S. Hynes (1897-1982) was born in County Clare, The son of a surgeon, he was brought up in Nottingham, served in the Merchant Navy, and studied medicine at Sheffield University. Some of his earliest caricatures appeared in Town Topics in 1923, but he is probably best known for his colour caricature covers for Men Only from 1937 to 1956. He also contributed to numerous publications including the Sunday Express, the Bystander, London Calling, Night & Day and London Opinion. He drew theatre caricatures for the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, and also worked in advertising. He was a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He published a book of cartoons, Cocktail Cavalcade in 1937.
 

 

Enquire