Preparing for the Season
An original watercolour on paper by the English illustrator and instructor, Bert Hookham, ca 1945, framed and signed. Hookham was a prolific illustrator during and after WWII, supplementing his teaching salary with his creative advertising works.
This is the original submitted for approval for a local holiday flyer to be distributed by the Welsh furniture firm Astons, still in business today. 1945 would have been the first year of many that British citizens could look forward to celebrating the holidays without war. Astons clearly was hoping they also would be looking forward to smarting up their homes.