By Brian Krapf
This woodblock printed artwork measures six inches square and was found in London many years ago. It is printed on a high quality textured paper that resembles silk, possibly as an alternative since silk was a wartime commodity until rationing ended in 1949.
The piece is not signed, but it is a high quality production that was meant to be framed and enjoyed. Whoever designed this artwork made clever use of Churchill’s cigar; it rises from 1940 through 1944, corresponding with the direction of the war and ensuing military victories.
Brian Krapf is a past President of the American Political Items Collectors.