"Hats for Ascot or some popular makers"...
Ink and monochrome watercolour, Titled Hats for ascot from top left "The "Sir Walter" or Curley Brim Variety , The Boydee Davis or "Dark Lantern BowTie (in Red and Blue hoops) The "george Drummond Grey Topper better known as the "Gang Warily Style. The Sir Alan Johnstone Eye Glass, The James Baird Horizontal Shirt Front and the Hillingdon Collar, The " James de Rothchild" or Concertina sponge bag trousers, The C.H.Stevens Style , The Bob Wood a charming skirt in pleated leather (other varieties always in stock) The Gordon Richards specially recommended for cup day. signed the Tout 1928
Inscribed verso, ' Hats for Ascot or some popular "makers" that will be probably seen and recognised among the mere mortals in the ***** at Ascot this week.'
Condition: Unframed, slight discolouration from original mount.
Artist: Peter Ronald Buchanan aka 'Tout'
|Subject: Hats for Ascot or some popular "makers|
|Medium: Watercolour and Ink Price: £1275.00||Size: 380 x 270mm, 15 x 10.75 " Order No. 491|
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BUCHANAN Peter Ronald C. 1870-1950
Known as The Tout he worked as a sports cartoonist and caricaturist for the News of the World and Tatler in the 1930’s and exhibited 128 drawings at Walker's Gallery, London, in 1931.
Produced two full page collections of racing driver caricatures for The Motor Magazine. These were given away as colour supplements on 3rd August and 26th September 1922, his main subjects were horse racing; owners, breeders and jockeys.
Tatler - "The Tout (Peter Ronald Buchanan) ARCHER'S GHOST an original artwork for a Tout cartoon that was published in The Tatler, behind Fred Archer's ghost the jockeys are Steve Donoghue, Frank Bullock, Brownie Carslake, George Duller, Charlie Elliott, Joe Childs and George Archibald A label to the bottom right hand corner of the picture glass states that The Tout gave this artwork to the Craven Club in Newmarket in 1945. "
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