Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post Ltd., (circa1920). Stock ID #170111
The first sheet has roughed out images and text in orange and black on a sheet of Arches paper - 80 x 53cm, and is offered here together with the completed poster, newsprint, printed in red and black - 81 x 56cm.
Two small scenes at the top and bottom of the work, show an idyllic rural scene with a quaint church. Below it, the main image appears to show the devastating destruction from war with those buildings destroyed and 2 dead people in the foreground, below it is a scene of reconstruction.
The text reads:
'What it was in those happy days before Superscience and high Metaphysics, and Super Organization passed. And what it will be again after YOU have passed and helped. Lithograph published by the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. We have been unable to find holdings or references to this poster and the artist anywhere. An intriguing and scarce Hong Kong imprint. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 170111).
Price: $1,500.00 AU