Gas Mask. Amie Kingston, Aust.
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Gas Mask

1939. Lithograph, titled and signed in pencil below image, 11.7 x 12.3cm. Slight foxing to upper portion of image, minor stains and missing portion to edges of paper, old mount burn. Laid down on acid-free tissue.

Held in NGA. Unusual, rare image by Kingston.

Hobart-born painter, art teacher and theatrical designer Amy (Amie) Kingston was studying art and design in London when gas masks were issued to all British civilians in September 1939 at the start of WWII. There was a grave fear that poison gas bombs would be used again with the devastating effect experienced during WWI. Civilians were directed to carry their gas mask at all times, with the threat of a fine if they were caught without one. Ref: NPG; Huffington Post, 2016.

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Item #CL183-80

Price (AUD): $4,400.00  Other currencies

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