Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Vintage postcards by the artist E.H.Thompson

As far as vintage postcard artists go, I've always stated that Brian Gerald and A.R.Quinton were probably my favourites. This has probably been influenced by the fact that their postcards were some of the first I came across, and seem to appear reasonably often. I've also liked those I've found by Jotter, Arthur de Brianski and Charles Flowers, but it's only very recently that I've really had much chance to consider the Lakeland Artist, E.H.Thompson. I think I've always has a couple of his postcards, but this week I was fortunate enough to come across three more. Those I have are all "art colour" postcards and published by Valentine, dating to the mid 1940's.

Glencoe, the Scene of the Massacre, published by Valentine, number A677


Thirlmere and Helvellyn, published by Valentine, number A441


Grange Bridge, Borrowdale, published by Valentine, number A611


Kirkstone Pass and Brothers Water, published by Valentine, number A445


As always
, these postcards and hundreds of others can be found on my vintage postcards web site

9 comments:

  1. These are beautiful...I can see why he's one of your favorites!

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  2. Lovely muted colors! Truly art! :)

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  3. Beautiful cards. So often artists fail to capture the weather in the Lake District but Thompson has portrayed it wonderfully in the three cards.

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  4. I love the depth of the colours, though the views make me want to see them on a clear sunshiny day! :) Happy PFF!

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  5. These are lovely. how do you know the artist of these cards?

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  6. Thanks to everyone for your comments. @Irene - to answer your question, the artist name is printed on the reverse of the cards. I think this was quite common with Valentine published postcards of that era. I have others by artists Brian Gerald, Parr, Blow, etc., where there is no artist signature on the postcard itself but it is printed up the left-hand side of the back of the card.

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  7. I never see cards like that here.

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  8. Thank you. You introduced me today to a genre of postcards I did not know before. There is no equivalent of it here in the Netherlands. Happy PFF (on Saturday).

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  9. I love the perspective in the Kirkstone Pass card in particular. It seems beautifully captured.

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