Item #CL173-152 Romantic Malaya. J R. Charton, active 1920s-1940s Brit./Malaysian.
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Romantic Malaya

1933. Colour lithograph poster, signed in image lower left, 77.4 x 53.6cm. Repaired creases, pinholes and old folds. Linen-backed.

Text continues “Issued by the Federated Malay States Railways. Offset by Printers Ltd, Singapore.” J.R. Charton was an English artist who emigrated to Malaya and was active in the local art scene from 1920s to 1940s. In 1922 he embarked on an epic walk from Singapore to London and his progress was reported in the local newspapers. Charton specialised in Malaysian scenes including those of Singapore and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in 1933. During that year he was commissioned to do five drawings of Malayan scenes for the Federal Malay States Railway and in 1938 he provided illustrations for the book A Junior Geography of Malaya. Ref: Malaya Design Archive, The Strait Times, Singapore, 6/11/33.

Item #CL173-152

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  other currencies

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