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Lot 13: PERCY TROMPF (1902-1964). AUSTRALIA / THE TALLEST TREES IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE. Circa 1935. 39x25 inches, 101x63 cm.

RARE & IMPORTANT TRAVEL POSTERS

Platinum House

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 8, 2012

New York, NY, USA

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Description: PERCY TROMPF (1902-1964) AUSTRALIA / THE TALLEST TREES IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE. Circa 1935.
39 3/4x25 inches, 101x63 1/2 cm.
Condition B / B+: restored losses and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds.
One of Australia's most prolific and most celebrated poster designers, Trompf is attributed as the designer of "thousands of advertising posters" (Australian Travel Posters p. 29). Known for his "bright, colorful and optimistic images," Trompf also utilized "natural images . . . to beguile both domestic and international tourists to various regions of Australia" (ibid p. 29-30). This is the larger of two formats. Monash 50.

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