Cecil Doughty (biography)Medium:
Pen & Ink Wash on BoardSize:
10" x 12" (260mm x 310mm)Date:
Signed by artist bottom left in the manuscriptThis is the Signed unique original Pen & Ink Wash by Cecil Doughty.
This is an illustration board painted by Cecil Doughty for a page in The Pictorial Encyclopaedia. The lovely illustrations reference the history of trade throughout time, from bartering to coinage, these panels illustrate the rich and the poor, the peasants and the traders.
The list in the bottom left panel has Doughty's signature cleverly disguised. It is also interesting to note that a central image has been penned in a gap between the other images. This pen drawing is stylistically different to all the other panels, so there is a chance this was added by a different artist working for the publisher.