GUINNESS VINTAGE ADVERT GE143E date 1931 by John Gilroy
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
Artist/Illustrator: John Gilroy
Title: The Guinness Legends with Apologies to Thomas Ingoldsby, Esquire
Print Method: Lithograph.
Dimensions: The page measures overall 370x255mm (14.5x10") approx.
Date of Publication/Production: 1931 - from the date stated and not a later reproduction.
Provenance: From the Illustrated London News; Published London 1931.
A wonderful full page advert for Guinness with drawings by John Gilroy and an accompanying poem in the style of Thomas Ingoldsby (aka Richard Harris Barham, he used the pen name Ingoldsby). Part of the poem reads: Moral: I don't know, dear Reader, if you've ever had, The troubles that made poor Theophilus bad; Rheumatical twinges, And pains in your hinges, And Jaundice and Ague, And nightmares that plague you; But allow me to say that the very best way To banish the lot is - a Guinness a day. sleekburnc.
The Illustrated London News was a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram, with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842.
There is an unrelated article on the reverse titled Page For Collectors. Caricatures by James Gillray by Frank Davis. With three caricatures prints by James Gillray within the article: The Marquis of Stafford Outside Christies - Very Slippy Weather - Connoisseurs reive Examining a Collection of George Morland.
Condition/Dimensions: The page measures overall 370x255mm (14.5x10") approx. It is printed on both sides. There is a little age yellowing; please check the picture(s) for condition. The advert is dated. Watermarks on the listing image do not appear on the original advert. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent Royal Mail Small Parcels.
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