Under the Crooked Cross


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[003703] Fraser, Eric George. Under the Crooked Cross. ill. Fraser, Eric George. No Place: No Publisher, 1940. First Edition. 4to. Unbound. Original Art. Signed By Artist. Very Good. Original artwork, mounted. Mount approximately 325mm x 300mm in size, the artwork 200mm x 150mm in size

Original pen and ink with body colour, depicting a swastika with hands at the end of each arm, each holding a person; a man, a child, a worker and a woman, signed to lower margin, with a note to foot underneath the mount that ‘any more detail would complicate design too much’, pencilled note to reverse notes that it was done for the Radio Times, and is dated 6.12.40

Eric George Fraser (1902-1983), illustrator, well known for his work in the Radio Times, where Horne notes his work was “superb”. He also illustrated Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings for the Folio Society

See Horne, A Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators, pages 198-199