Sport Antiques Catalogue - Aldin, Snaffles & Contemporaries
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Snaffles WW I Naval print "Gentlemen Unafraid".
A coloured Snaffles lithograph entitled "Gentlemen Unafraid" showing sailors in the bow of a boat "Bedelia BK273" aiming their machine gun at a submarine. In the bottom right hand margin is a remarque depicting a couple of trawlers fishing, in the top left a remarque depicting the captain shouting into a megaphone from the bridge. The print is with a Snaffles signature in pencil and the Snaffles blindstamp, nicely framed in a black reeded frame.
Charles 'Snaffles' Johnson Payne (1884 - 1967) was an English painter who specialised in water colours, and who's subject matter was invariably equestrian (racing, hunting, polo and pig sticking), military or a combination of these. Snaffles had a very distinctive style by showing just one person in detail, in addition he added remarques and amusing captions to supplement the pictures and main title.
H 28 cm x W 51 cm
H 11" x W 20"