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Lot 15: JAMES NORTHFIELD (1887-1973). AUSTRALIA / GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND. Circa 1930s. 41x24 inches, 15x63 cm. McLarens, Melbourne.Platinum House
November 8, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
JAMES NORTHFIELD (1887-1973) AUSTRALIA / GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND. Circa 1930s.
41 1/4x24 3/4 inches, 15x63 cm. McLarens, Melbourne.
Condition B+: expertly restored losses in top right and bottom left corners; minor restoration and repaired tears at edges.
"With fellow artist Percy Trompf, Northfield was represented in Australian displays of international travel posters. No other poster artist's works were reproduced in such volume" (Trading Places / Australian Travel Posters p. 28). One of Australia's most renowned attractions, the Great Barrier Reef was the subject of a handful of posters during the 1930s. Percy Trompf, Gert Selheim and Eileen Mayo all designed images focusing on the extraordinary natural beauty of this wonder of the natural world. Northfield p.vi.