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"Buyers: Embracing Patriotism and Team Spirit" Step back in time to the morning at the flower market in Covent Garden, 1905

Background imageBuyers Collection: Watney, Combe, Reid & Co Illustration

Watney, Combe, Reid & Co Illustration
An advertisement illustration for Watney, Combe, Reid & Co, a leading brewery in London, simply showing the phrase What we want is Watneys, on a plain brick wall. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Patriotic poster, Buy British, keep the home fires burning

Patriotic poster, Buy British, keep the home fires burning
Patriotic poster, Buy British campaign -- Buy British and keep the home fires burning. Part of a government campaign to tackle a balance of payments crisis

Background imageBuyers Collection: Morning at the flower market in Covent Garden, 1905

Morning at the flower market in Covent Garden, 1905
The interior of flower market at Covent Garden, 1905. The original caption in The Sphere reads "...People who go to the Opera are familiar with the drays laden with the most beautiful

Background imageBuyers Collection: Daily Bovril Advertisement

Daily Bovril Advertisement
A colourful advertisement illustration promoting Bovril, the image portrays a pair of smartly dressed boys racing their red and yellow cars. They're jolly well taking Daily BOVRIL

Background imageBuyers Collection: Patriotic poster, Team Spirit, Buy British

Patriotic poster, Team Spirit, Buy British
Patriotic poster, Buy British campaign -- It is the Team Spirit that gets there. Buy British and pass your wages to another member of the British team

Background imageBuyers Collection: The Sketch front cover, 1957

The Sketch front cover, 1957
A model stalks up and down a catwalk in the latest fashions for 1957, watched by a front row of elegant fashion buyers and journalists

Background imageBuyers Collection: The Auction, 1910 (oil on canvas)

The Auction, 1910 (oil on canvas)
BAL91237 The Auction, 1910 (oil on canvas) by Spielter, Carl Johann (1851-1922); 88.9x142.2 cm; Private Collection; Haynes Fine Art at the Bindery Galleries, Broadway; German, out of copyright

Background imageBuyers Collection: A Gathering of horsemen with coach, tents and flags (graphite on paper)

A Gathering of horsemen with coach, tents and flags (graphite on paper)
XYC284853 A Gathering of horsemen with coach, tents and flags (graphite on paper) by Gilpin, Sawrey (1733-1807); 16.5x30.2 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA; English

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Zurab Getsadze

Background imageBuyers Collection: Horse-Sale, 1916. Creator: Gunnar August Hallström

Horse-Sale, 1916. Creator: Gunnar August Hallström
Horse-Sale, 1916

Background imageBuyers Collection: Garratt & Atkinson Advertisement

Garratt & Atkinson Advertisement
An advertisement for Garratt & Atkinsonn, London based manufacturing photo engravers and artists for advertising purposes. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: A. W. Duncan & Co Advertisement

A. W. Duncan & Co Advertisement
An advertisement for A. W. Duncan & Co Ltd. a printing company based in Liverpool. The image shows a man skiing. Qualities demanded in fine printing as in skiing. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Henry Hildesley Advertisement

Henry Hildesley Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement page for Henry Hildesley Ltd. commercial art and printing company. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: John Swain & Son Advertisement

John Swain & Son Advertisement
An advertisement for John Swain & Son Ltd, specialists in commercial photography, photo engraving, typesetting, electrotyping and stereotyping

Background imageBuyers Collection: Scottish Studios & Engravers Advertisement

Scottish Studios & Engravers Advertisement
A photographic advertisement for Scottish Studios & Engravers Ltd. accompanied with a large advertisement portrait study of a young woman wearing a tilted, stylish hat and fur neck covering

Background imageBuyers Collection: Maxwell Foster Artists Ltd Advertisement

Maxwell Foster Artists Ltd Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Maxwell Foster Artists Ltd, a company comprising of artists of outstanding merit. The image shows a portrait of a smiling lady looking over her shoulder

Background imageBuyers Collection: J. S. Goodman Advertisement

J. S. Goodman Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for J. S. Goodman, a commercial art company, images show examples of the scraperboard technique by Butt. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Helen Jardine Artists Advertisement

Helen Jardine Artists Advertisement
An advertisement page for Helen Jardine Artists Ltd, producers of drawings and illustrations for advertisers. The image shows an example of their work, portraying a pair of fashionably dressed women

Background imageBuyers Collection: Chilcot For Ideas Advertisement

Chilcot For Ideas Advertisement
A photographic advertisement for Chilcot Publicity, producers of commercial art and specialists in all phases of publicity. The photograph shows a clay model scene of ideas men. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Kingscott Ltd Advertisement Illustration

Kingscott Ltd Advertisement Illustration
An advertisement illustration for Kingscott Ltd, a commercial art company, the image portrays a boy delivering some drawings, accompanied with his complaint! Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Fashionable Event

Fashionable Event
An illustration which shows a number of people attending a fashionable event, the main focus is drawn on the central lady looking purposefully over her shoulder. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Businessmen And Royal Guard

Businessmen And Royal Guard
An illustration reproduced from a poster design, showing three smartly dressed businessmen wearing black hats and long coats, walking away from a Royal Guard with a bearskin hat. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: A. S. Knight Ltd Advertisement

A. S. Knight Ltd Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for A. S. Knight Ltd. accredited agents for a number of artists listed in the lower portion. The image shows a knight riding a strong war horse

Background imageBuyers Collection: Averys Services Limited Advertisement

Averys Services Limited Advertisement
An advertisement page promoting Averys Services Limited, specialists in blockmaking, typesetting, foundry work, photography, commercial art and catalogue illustrating

Background imageBuyers Collection: Squire Advertisement Page

Squire Advertisement Page
An advertisement page for Squire, specialists in character portrayal and lively expression, images include a number of portrait illustrations of both a realistic and cartoon nature. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Women's Fashion Advertisement Photograph

Women's Fashion Advertisement Photograph
A photograph used in the advertisement of women's fashion, portraying a lady seen from behind looking over her shoulder, wearing a stylish hat and coat. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Relaxing On The Terrace

Relaxing On The Terrace
A photograph used for advertisement purposes, possibly in the holidaying industry, portraying a satisfied looking man relaxing in a chair under a parasol, on a terrace. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Bath Time!

Bath Time!
A photograph used for advertisement purposes, portraying a very happy little boy squeezing a sponge in the bath. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Studio Leeds Burton Advertisement Studies

Studio Leeds Burton Advertisement Studies
A series of four advertisement study photographs from the Studio Leeds Burton, including various portraits of women and a pair of toasting glasses. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Figures In Conversation

Figures In Conversation
An illustration used for advertising purposes, portraying a young lady happily speaking with a group of gentlemen with a cigarette in her hand. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Fashion Portrait Photograph

Fashion Portrait Photograph
A portrait photograph used for advertisement purposes in the 1930s fashion industry, the image shows a side profile of a woman wearing a tweed jacket, with one hand confidently placed on her hip

Background imageBuyers Collection: Imperial Airways Advertisement Illustration

Imperial Airways Advertisement Illustration
An advertisement illustration for Imperial Airways, a commercial airline, the image shows a number of boats crossing under Tower Bridge. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Gossipping Children

Gossipping Children
An illustration used for advertisement purposes, portraying a group of children gossipping. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Cyclist With Goat Lady

Cyclist With Goat Lady
A detailed illustration of a cyclist pushing his bike, towards a lady standing in the countryside with her goats. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Godfrey Phillips Advertisement Illustration

Godfrey Phillips Advertisement Illustration
An advertisement illustration for Godfrey Phillips Ltd. London based tobacconist in the Barbican, the image displays a decorative pot alongside a box of matches and a pipe. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Dry Docked Boats

Dry Docked Boats
An illustration which shows a number of small and large wooden boats in dry dock, with a background view of the ocean, used for advertisement purposes. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Portraits Of A Man And Woman

Portraits Of A Man And Woman
A pair of illustrations used in commercial advertising art, one shows the head of a man, while the other shows a smartly dressed young woman sat sideways on a chair. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: General Post Office Advertisement Illustrations

General Post Office Advertisement Illustrations
A page of advertisement illustrations for the General Post Office, commissioned by Alfred Pemberton Ltd, showing various scenes including a man at the doctor's, a school meeting

Background imageBuyers Collection: Film Studio Scene

Film Studio Scene
An illustration used for advertisement purposes, showing a scene of a film set or studio, a young actress is adjusting her hair while a man looks into the beaming lights. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Glo-Coat Advertisement Illustration

Glo-Coat Advertisement Illustration
An advertisement illustration promoting Glo-Coat, a floor polishing product, the image shows three women discussing how good it is! Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Book Jacket Design

Book Jacket Design
A book jacket design for As Far As In Me Lies, by Barbara Willard, with a portrait illustration of a young woman's head. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Aristoc Advertisement Illustration

Aristoc Advertisement Illustration
An advertisement illustration for Aristoc, manufacturers of stockings and hosiery, commissioned by the London Press Exchange Ltd, portraying a fashionably dressed young lady. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Innes, Henderson Advertisement Illustration

Innes, Henderson Advertisement Illustration
An advertisement illustration for Innes, Henderson Ltd, commissioned by the London Press Exchange Ltd, portraying a fashionably dressed woman holding some flowers. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Wade Studios Advertisement

Wade Studios Advertisement
An advertisement page for Wade Studios, specialists in commercial art, with an aim towards men and ladies fashion Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Chrichton Studios Advertisement

Chrichton Studios Advertisement
An advertisement page for the Chrichton Studios Ltd, London based commercial art company, comprising of 30 artists. Images include subjects of men's fashion, travel and still life

Background imageBuyers Collection: Ridge Studios Advertisement

Ridge Studios Advertisement
An advertisement page for the Ridge Studios, London based specialists in mail order illustrations in line and colour for commercial art, covering topics including interior furnishing and fashion

Background imageBuyers Collection: The Stewart Knock Studio Advertisement

The Stewart Knock Studio Advertisement
An advertisement page for the Stewart Knock Studio Ltd. London based specialists in commercial drawings of interior furnishing. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBuyers Collection: Howard Van Dusen Studio Advertisement

Howard Van Dusen Studio Advertisement
An advertisement page for the Howard Van Dusen Studio, specialists in commercial art for magazines and newspapers etc. Images show various portraits of men smoking. Date: circa 1939



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"Buyers: Embracing Patriotism and Team Spirit" Step back in time to the morning at the flower market in Covent Garden, 1905. As the sun rises, buyers gather with a shared sense of purpose and pride. Their eyes sparkle with excitement as they peruse vibrant blooms, searching for that perfect touch of beauty to bring joy to their customers. Fast forward to The Sketch front cover in 1957, where they can depicted as true champions of British craftsmanship. With patriotic fervor, they celebrate local talent and support homegrown industries. A powerful poster urges them on: "Buy British, keep the home fires burning. " These dedicated individuals understand that their choices have far-reaching effects on their community's prosperity. In an exquisite oil painting titled "The Auction, " 1910 captures a scene filled with anticipation and camaraderie among buyers. They engage in spirited bidding wars while maintaining respect for one another's expertise. Each stroke of the brush brings out their determination to secure treasures that will adorn homes or grace galleries. A gathering of horsemen with coach, tents, and flags immortalized through graphite on paper reveals yet another facet of these passionate buyers' lives. Their love for equestrian pursuits is evident as they come together not only as purchasers but also as enthusiasts who appreciate artistry beyond traditional markets. Advertisements from Garratt & Atkinson Co. , A. W Duncan & Co. , Henry Hildesley, John Swain & Son, Scottish Studios & Engravers Ltd. , Maxwell Foster Artists Ltd showcase how these discerning individuals seek excellence across various domains. From fine fabrics to bespoke engravings or captivating artworks – each purchase reflects their impeccable taste and unwavering commitment to quality. These snapshots from history remind us that behind every transaction lies a buyer driven by more than mere commerce; they embody team spirit and patriotism. Whether it be supporting local artisans or preserving cultural heritage through acquisitions - these remarkable individuals shape the narrative of their time.