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John Thomas Young Gilroy Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1898 - d. 1985

John Gilroy ( 1898 - 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London, where he remained as a teacher. In 1925, he gained employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency, where he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness. He was also an accomplished portrait painter, numbering Royalty, Politicians, Actors and many others amongst his subjects.

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        • JOHN THOMAS YOUNG GILROY (1898-1985) "The Animal Party" and "The Boxing Brunch."
          Jun. 20, 2024

          JOHN THOMAS YOUNG GILROY (1898-1985) "The Animal Party" and "The Boxing Brunch."

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          JOHN THOMAS YOUNG GILROY (1898-1985) "The Animal Party" and "The Boxing Brunch." Cartoon advertisements, circa 1940. "The Animal Party" is in pen and ink on paper and measures 17 ½ x 20 ½ inches. Signed "Gilroy" in lower left image. "The Boxing Brunch" is in pen and ink on paper and measures 8 1/2 x 17 inches. Signed "Gilroy" in lower right image. John Thomas Young Gilroy was an English illustrator best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1934. 30x39¾ inches, 76¼x101 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co Ltd., London.
          Feb. 29, 2024

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1934. 30x39¾ inches, 76¼x101 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co Ltd., London.

          Est: $1,200 - $1,800

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1934. 30x39¾ inches, 76¼x101 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co Ltd., London. Condition A: minor abrasions in image. "Advertising of Guinness began on a national scale in 1929, through the advertising agency S.H. Benson. The collaboration between the copy-writer R.A. Bevan (son of the painter Robert Bevan), the art director Dicky Richards, and the artist John Gilroy, resulted in some of the most memorable posters ever produced. During Gilroy's long association with Arthur Guinness Son & Co. Ltd., he invented the famous Guinness menagerie of toucans, seals, ostriches, camels, giraffes, etc. – based on studies he made at the zoo. The campaigns also sought to associate Guinness with strength, so many of Gilroy's designs – like this one of a man carrying a girder single-handed – show prodigious feats of strength. Humour, too, played an important part. Slogans like ‘Guinness is Good for You' and ‘My Goodness My Guinness' became popular catchphrases" (collections.vam.ac.uk). This image (also in a vertical format) was voted first prize at a British Trade Fair in Copenhagen by 200 members of the Danish Advertising Association. V&A E.8-1973.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • John Thomas Young Gilroy (British, 1898-1985) A Doggy Dance - Poster Design for Twenty-One Club and Churchills of Bond Street (unframed)
          Nov. 08, 2023

          John Thomas Young Gilroy (British, 1898-1985) A Doggy Dance - Poster Design for Twenty-One Club and Churchills of Bond Street (unframed)

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          John Thomas Young Gilroy (British, 1898-1985) A Doggy Dance - Poster Design for Twenty-One Club and Churchills of Bond Street signed 'Gilroy' (lower left) watercolour, bodycolour and pencil 51 x 73cm (20 1/16 x 28 3/4in). unframed

          Bonhams
        • Follower of John Thomas Young Gilroy
          Sep. 14, 2023

          Follower of John Thomas Young Gilroy

          Est: £200 - £400

          Follower of John Thomas Young Gilroy Two lumberjacks - a design for an advertisement for Guinness watercolour over pencil 31 x 26cm Condition Report: overall: 44.5 x 35cm Light handling creases. Some faint smudges and dirty marks, please see images. Not viewed out of glazed frame.

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        • Follower of John Thomas Young Gilroy
          Sep. 14, 2023

          Follower of John Thomas Young Gilroy

          Est: £300 - £500

          Follower of John Thomas Young Gilroy 'Now, I feel I've earned a Guinness', a fisherman straining with his catch - a design for an advertisement watercolour and gouache over pencil 28 x 35cm Condition Report: overall: 30.5 x 37cm Time staining and cockling. Not viewed out of glazed frame.

          Sworders
        • Follower of John Thomas Young Gilroy
          Sep. 14, 2023

          Follower of John Thomas Young Gilroy

          Est: £400 - £600

          Follower of John Thomas Young Gilroy 'My Goodness/My Guinness', a seagull stealing a mariner's basket - a design for an advertisement watercolour and gouache over pencil 35 x 28cm Condition Report: overall: 37 x 30.5cm Discolouration and cockling to the paper. Not viewed out of glazed frame.

          Sworders
        • My Goodness my Guinness JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) lithographic poster, print
          Mar. 28, 2023

          My Goodness my Guinness JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) lithographic poster, print

          Est: £500 - £700

          My Goodness my Guinness JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) lithographic poster, printed by S.C. Allen & Company Ltd, London, condition A-; not backed, framed 30 x 20 in. (76 x 51cm.)

          Christie's
        • A Guinness a Day.
          Nov. 13, 2022

          A Guinness a Day.

          Est: $2,000 - $2,500

          ARTIST: JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) SIZE: 39 3/4 x 59 1/2 in./101 x 151.2 cm PRINTER: John Waddington Ltd., Leeds DESCRIPTION: A Guinness a day might not keep the doctor away, but it sure does make for an enticing daily ritual. (Art Deco; Alcohol; Beer)

          Poster Auctions International Inc
        • My Goodness My Guinness. 1936.
          Nov. 13, 2022

          My Goodness My Guinness. 1936.

          Est: $2,000 - $2,500

          ARTIST: JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) SIZE: 19 5/8 x 29 3/4 in./49.6 x 75.5 cm PRINTER: Sanders Phillips, London DESCRIPTION: During the 1930s, Gilroy created a series of designs centering on a zookeeper and his misadventures with his Guinness-loving animals. Here, an ostrich appears to have swallowed his entire pint glass, much to the horror of the poor man in charge. (Art Deco; Alcohol; Animals; Beer)

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        • Guinness / The Moon that wishes you goodnight.
          Nov. 13, 2022

          Guinness / The Moon that wishes you goodnight.

          Est: $1,700 - $2,000

          ARTIST: JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) SIZE: 40 3/8 x 30 5/8 in./102.5 x 77.8 cm PRINTER: Sanders Phillips, London DESCRIPTION: Throughout Gilroy's 30 years of producing designs for Guinness, he was consistently innovative with the imagery. The moon face appearing in the beer’s foam was one motif that he explored. Here, the man in the beer and the man in the moon have an evening rendezvous over a nice cold pint. (Art Deco; Alcohol; Beer)

          Poster Auctions International Inc
        • Have a Guinness When You're Tired. 1936.
          Nov. 13, 2022

          Have a Guinness When You're Tired. 1936.

          Est: $2,000 - $2,500

          ARTIST: JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) SIZE: 40 x 59 7/8 in./101.5 x 102 cm PRINTER: John Waddington Ltd., Leeds DESCRIPTION: Gilroy created almost all of Guinness's advertisements from 1930 to 1960. This one in particular is brilliant for its simplicity in turning a perceived negative—the beer's heaviness and stomach-filling quality—into an exceptionally witty positive, borne out by its 125 calories, which is low for a non-light beer, yet high in carbohydrates and antioxidants. (Art Deco; Alcohol; Beer)

          Poster Auctions International Inc
        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS - MY GUINNESS. 1956. 29½x39½ inches, 75x100¼ cm. Sanders Phillips & Co Ltd., London.
          Feb. 24, 2022

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS - MY GUINNESS. 1956. 29½x39½ inches, 75x100¼ cm. Sanders Phillips & Co Ltd., London.

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) MY GOODNESS - MY GUINNESS. 1956. 29 1/2x39 1/2 inches, 75x100 1/4 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co Ltd., London. Condition A- / A: minor restoration and abrasions at edges. This poster also exists in vertical format. Guinness p. 55 (var).

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1937. 29½x19½ inches, 75x49½ cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds.
          Feb. 24, 2022

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1937. 29½x19½ inches, 75x49½ cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1937. 29 1/2x19 1/2 inches, 75x49 1/2 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds. Condition A-: expertly-replaced top margin; minor restoration at edges. Guinness p. 49.

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        • § JOHN GILROY (BRITISH 1898-1985)
          Nov. 23, 2021

          § JOHN GILROY (BRITISH 1898-1985)

          Est: £500 - £700

          § JOHN GILROY (BRITISH 1898-1985) JOHN GILROY (BRITISH 1898-1985) Study of a lady signed Jo Gilroy (lower right) pencil 34.7 x 19.6 cm (13 5/8 x 7 3/4 in)

          Chiswick Auctions
        • John Gilroy (1898-1985) 'Titch' A scene of a golfer and an anthropomorphic figure, signed and dated '1935', 12
          Jun. 23, 2021

          John Gilroy (1898-1985) 'Titch' A scene of a golfer and an anthropomorphic figure, signed and dated '1935', 12

          Est: £50 - £80

          John Gilroy (1898-1985) 'Titch' A scene of a golfer and an anthropomorphic figure, signed and dated '1935', 12" x 9".

          John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS - A 200TH BIRTHDAY LABEL! / GUINNESS. 1959. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. Mills & Rockleys Production L
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS - A 200TH BIRTHDAY LABEL! / GUINNESS. 1959. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. Mills & Rockleys Production L

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) MY GOODNESS - A 200TH BIRTHDAY LABEL! / GUINNESS. 1959. 30x20 inches, 76 1/4x50 3/4 cm. Mills & Rockleys Production Ltd., Ipswich. Condition B+ / A-: small tears, repaired tears, creases and abrasions at edges; minor creases and abrasions in image. Silkscreen. Paper.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). GUINNESS TIME. 1958. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. Mills & Rockleys Production Ltd., Ipswich.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). GUINNESS TIME. 1958. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. Mills & Rockleys Production Ltd., Ipswich.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) GUINNESS TIME. 1958. 30x20 inches, 76 1/4x50 3/4 cm. Mills & Rockleys Production Ltd., Ipswich. Condition B: water stain in upper right image; loss in upper right corner; small tears, repaired tears and abrasions at edges; creases in margins and image; archival tape on verso. Silkscreen. Paper.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). [GUINNESS / CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II.] 1953. 30x19 inches, 76x50 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). [GUINNESS / CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II.] 1953. 30x19 inches, 76x50 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) [GUINNESS / CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II.] 1953. 30x19 3/4 inches, 76 1/4x50 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds. Condition B+ / B: staining in upper right image; small tears, repaired tears, creases and abrasions at edges; creases in image. Paper. "[This] poster was devised by both Gilroy and Stanley Penn. It became the first British poster to have neither copy nor reference to the brand" (Guinness Archive Online Collection).

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). OPENING TIME IS GUINNESS TIME. Circa 1953. 29x20 inches, 75x50 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). OPENING TIME IS GUINNESS TIME. Circa 1953. 29x20 inches, 75x50 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) OPENING TIME IS GUINNESS TIME. Circa 1953. 29 3/4x20 inches, 75 1/2x50 3/4 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds. Condition B+: repaired tear at top edge into text; archival tape on verso; small tears, creases and abrasions at edges. Paper.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1942. 30x19 inches, 76x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1942. 30x19 inches, 76x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1942. 30x19 3/4 inches, 76 1/4x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London. Condition B+: time-staining in upper right margin; small tears, creases and abrasions at edges; minor creases in image. Paper.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1939. 29x20 inches, 75x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1939. 29x20 inches, 75x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1939. 29 3/4x20 inches, 75 1/2x50 3/4 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London. Condition B: repaired tears at edges, two into lower right image; tears, losses, creases and abrasions in margins; archival and clear tape on verso. Paper.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1939. 29x19 inches, 75x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1939. 29x19 inches, 75x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1939. 29 3/4x19 3/4 inches, 75 1/2x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London. Condition B+: loss and repaired tear in upper right corner and margin; archival tape on verso; small tears, creases and abrasions at edges; creases and small stain in image. Paper.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1938. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1938. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1938. 30x20 inches, 76 1/4x50 3/4 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, one into text; small tears, creases and abrasions in margins; creases in image; small losses in corners; archival tape on verso. Paper.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1936. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1936. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1936. 30x20 inches, 76 1/4x50 3/4 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London. Condition B+: errant red markings in image; small tears and abrasions at edges; creases in margins and image. Paper.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1935. 29x20 inches, 75x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1935. 29x20 inches, 75x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1935. 29 3/4x20 inches, 75 1/2x50 3/4 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London. Condition B+: losses, tears, repaired tears and creases at edges; minor water stains in margins; archival tape on verso. Paper. This was the first poster in the Gilroy zookeeper and animal series.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). HAVE A GUINNESS WHEN YOU'RE TIRED. 1936. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. T.B. Lawrence Ltd., London.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). HAVE A GUINNESS WHEN YOU'RE TIRED. 1936. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. T.B. Lawrence Ltd., London.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) HAVE A GUINNESS WHEN YOU'RE TIRED. 1936. 30x20 inches, 76 1/4x50 3/4 cm. T.B. Lawrence Ltd., London. Condition B+: tears, repaired tears and sharp creases and abrasions in margins; archival tape in verso; slight staining and minor creases in image. Paper.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1937. 30x19 inches, 76x50 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1937. 30x19 inches, 76x50 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1937. 30x19 3/4 inches, 76 1/4x50 cm. John Waddington, Ltd., Leeds. Condition B: repaired tears, creases and abrasions at edges; archival tape on verso; water staining in upper margin and image; toned. Paper.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1934. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1934. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH. 1934. 30x20 inches, 76 1/4x50 3/4 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London. Condition B+: water stain in central image; small tears and repaired tears at edges; archival tape on verso; creases in margins and image. Paper. This image was voted first prize at a British Trade Fair in Copenhagen by 200 members of the Danish Advertising Association.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). OFF WITH HIS HEAD! / GUINNESS KEEPS ITS HEAD. 1930. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. The Dangerfield Printing Company,
          Feb. 18, 2021

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). OFF WITH HIS HEAD! / GUINNESS KEEPS ITS HEAD. 1930. 30x20 inches, 76x50 cm. The Dangerfield Printing Company,

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) OFF WITH HIS HEAD! / GUINNESS KEEPS ITS HEAD. 1930. 30x20 inches, 76 1/4x50 3/4 cm. The Dangerfield Printing Company, Ltd., London. Condition B: losses, tears and repaired tears at edges and in bottom corners; archival tape on verso; creases in margins and image. Paper.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). SEE THE GUINNESS ANIMALS AT EDINBURGH ZOO. 1962. 29x19 inches, 75x49 cm. Wickham Display Limited, London.
          Aug. 27, 2020

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). SEE THE GUINNESS ANIMALS AT EDINBURGH ZOO. 1962. 29x19 inches, 75x49 cm. Wickham Display Limited, London.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) SEE THE GUINNESS ANIMALS AT EDINBURGH ZOO. 1962. 29 1/2x19 1/2 inches, 75x49 1/2 cm. Wickham Display Limited, London. Condition A. Silkscreen. Printed on thin board. Framed.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). JOIN A SCOTTISH REGIMENT. 59x39 inches, 151x101 cm. Jordison & Co., Ltd., London.
          Aug. 27, 2020

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). JOIN A SCOTTISH REGIMENT. 59x39 inches, 151x101 cm. Jordison & Co., Ltd., London.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) JOIN A SCOTTISH REGIMENT. 59 3/4x39 3/4 inches, 151 3/4x101 cm. Jordison & Co., Ltd., London. Condition B+: repaired tears, minor restored losses, creases and restoration in margins and along vertical and horizontal folds; printer's text insert in bottom right margin.

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        • John Thomas Young Gilroy (British, 1898-1985), sho
          Jul. 23, 2020

          John Thomas Young Gilroy (British, 1898-1985), sho

          Est: £200 - £300

          John Thomas Young Gilroy (British, 1898-1985), shoulder length portrait of a lady, signed, oil on canvas, 65cm x 55cm, Note; was best known for his illustrations for Guinness adverts and posters, died Guildford 1985

          Ewbank's
        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH
          Apr. 01, 2020

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH

          Est: £200 - £300

          lithograph, 1934, condition B+/A-; backed on linen (Dimensions: 30 x 20 in. (76 x 51cm.))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). HAVE A GUINNESS WHEN YOU'RE TIRED. 1936. 30x40 inches, 76x101 cm. John Waddington Ltd., Leeds.
          Feb. 13, 2020

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). HAVE A GUINNESS WHEN YOU'RE TIRED. 1936. 30x40 inches, 76x101 cm. John Waddington Ltd., Leeds.

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) HAVE A GUINNESS WHEN YOU'RE TIRED. 1936. 30x40 inches, 76 1/4x101 1/2 cm. John Waddington Ltd., Leeds. Condition A-: small repaired tears at edges; minor creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds. This is the horizontal format.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1935. 29x19 inches, 75x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.
          Feb. 13, 2020

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985). MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1935. 29x19 inches, 75x50 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London.

          Est: $600 - $900

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) MY GOODNESS MY GUINNESS. 1935. 29 3/4x19 3/4 inches, 75 1/2x50 1/4 cm. Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., London. Condition B / B+: expertly-repaired tear through central image; repaired tears and replaced losses in margins. This is the larger format.

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        • John Gilroy - Mother and Child
          Dec. 28, 2019

          John Gilroy - Mother and Child

          Est: $150 - $300

          This original pastel and pencil drawing is from John Gilroy and was done in the 20th century. It is signed in pencil. It was de-accessioned by a Canadian Museum. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 - 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He remained here as a teacher for a time until gaining employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency. Here he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness (featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness) which he is best know for.

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • John Gilroy - Italian Fisherman
          Dec. 28, 2019

          John Gilroy - Italian Fisherman

          Est: $150 - $300

          This original charcoal drawing is from John Gilroy and was done in the 20th century. It is signed in pencil. It was de-accessioned by a Canadian Museum. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 - 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He remained here as a teacher for a time until gaining employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency. Here he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness (featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness) which he is best know for.

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • John Gilroy - Singing Cowboy
          Nov. 23, 2019

          John Gilroy - Singing Cowboy

          Est: $150 - $300

          This original pastel and pencil drawing is from John Gilroy and was done in the 20th century. It is signed in pencil. It was de-accessioned by a Canadian Museum. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 - 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He remained here as a teacher for a time until gaining employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency. Here he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness (featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness) which he is best know for.

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • John Gilroy - Chuck Wagon
          Nov. 23, 2019

          John Gilroy - Chuck Wagon

          Est: $150 - $300

          This original pencil drawing is from John Gilroy and was done in the 20th century. It is signed in pencil. It was de-accessioned by a Canadian Museum. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 - 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He remained here as a teacher for a time until gaining employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency. Here he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness (featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness) which he is best know for.

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • John Gilroy - Otter
          Nov. 16, 2019

          John Gilroy - Otter

          Est: $150 - $300

          This original pastel with pencil and chalk is from John Gilroy and was done in the 20th century. It is signed in pencil. It was de-accessioned by a Canadian Museum. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 - 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He remained here as a teacher for a time until gaining employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency. Here he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness (featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness) which he is best know for.

          Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
        • John Gilroy - Two Cowboys and a Horse
          Nov. 16, 2019

          John Gilroy - Two Cowboys and a Horse

          Est: $150 - $300

          This original pastel with pencil and chalk is from John Gilroy and was done in the 20th century. It is signed in pencil. It was de-accessioned by a Canadian Museum. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 - 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He remained here as a teacher for a time until gaining employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency. Here he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness (featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness) which he is best know for.

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        • John Gilroy - Glenbow Ranch
          Nov. 16, 2019

          John Gilroy - Glenbow Ranch

          Est: $150 - $300

          This original pastel with pencil and chalk is from John Gilroy and was done in the 20th century. It is signed in pencil. It was de-accessioned by a Canadian Museum. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 - 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He remained here as a teacher for a time until gaining employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency. Here he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness (featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness) which he is best know for.

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        • John Gilroy - Chickens
          Nov. 16, 2019

          John Gilroy - Chickens

          Est: $150 - $300

          This original pastel with pencil and chalk is from John Gilroy and was done in the 20th century. It is signed in pencil. It was de-accessioned by a Canadian Museum. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 - 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He remained here as a teacher for a time until gaining employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency. Here he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness (featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness) which he is best know for.

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        • ADVERTISING POSTER GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH WWII DIG FOR PLENTY VICTORY 1942
          Nov. 16, 2019

          ADVERTISING POSTER GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH WWII DIG FOR PLENTY VICTORY 1942

          Est: £450 - £900

          Original vintage Guinness poster - Guinness for Strength Dig for Plenty - featuring a colourful war time illustration by the notable artist John Gilroy (John Thomas Young Gilroy; 1898-1985) of a smiling man pushing a large wheelbarrow full of vegetables including marrows, carrots, turnips, sacks of potatoes, tomatoes, cabbages and cauliflowers with a spade on the side and a basket on his head full of onions and a bottle of Guinness at the top, the text above reading Dig For Victory with Victory crossed out in red to read Plenty and the rest of the text in red below, reflecting the World War Two poster campaign slogan Dig for Victory to encourage farmers and civilians on the home front to grow more food for the war effort. One of the world's most popular beer drink brands, Guinness is an Irish dry stout founded by Arthur Guinness in Dublin in 1759. Printed in Great Britain By John Waddington Ltd Leeds.Year of printing: 1942, country of printing: UK, designer: John Gilroy, dimensions (cm): 76x51.

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        • JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH
          Oct. 23, 2019

          JOHN GILROY (1898-1985) GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH

          Est: £400 - £600

          lithograph, 1934, condition B+/A-; backed on linen (Dimensions: 30 x 20 in. (76 x 51cm.)) (30 x 20 in. (76 x 51cm.))

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        • FRED TAYLOR (1875-1963) WELLS
          Oct. 23, 2019

          FRED TAYLOR (1875-1963) WELLS

          Est: £400 - £600

          lithograph, c.1950, condition B; backed on japan (Dimensions: 40 x 50 in. (102 x 125 cm.)) (40 x 50 in. (102 x 125 cm.))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • Gilroy - Cheetah
          Aug. 17, 2019

          Gilroy - Cheetah

          Est: $150 - $300

          This original pastel with pencil and chalk is from John Gilroy and was done in the 20th century. It is signed in pencil or ink. It was de-accessioned by a Canadian Museum. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 - 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He remained here as a teacher for a time until gaining employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency. Here he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness (featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness) which he is best know for.

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        • Gilroy - Red Fox
          Aug. 17, 2019

          Gilroy - Red Fox

          Est: $150 - $300

          This original pastel with pencil and chalk is from John Gilroy and was done in the 20th century. It is signed in pencil or ink. It was de-accessioned by a Canadian Museum. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 - 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. Born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England, Gilroy attended Durham University until his studies were interrupted by World War I, during which he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He resumed studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He remained here as a teacher for a time until gaining employment at S.H. Benson's advertising agency. Here he created the iconic advertisement art for Guinness (featuring the Zoo Keeper and animals enjoying Guinness) which he is best know for.

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