Tuesday, 20 October 2015

20.10.15 Williams & Humbert Logo

Recently a real photographic rarity has been found which shows a recreation of the painting by the famous English artist William Powell Frith (1819-1909) entitled “Sherry Sir?” The painting of the artist’s servant was so popular that it was recreated by the London Stereoscopic Company and used for hand tinted postcards which were very fashionable during the Victorian era. While the model for the postcard might lack the vigour and sincerity of the original it still has a certain charm. The original was later bought by Williams & Humbert, becoming famous as their logo “The Sherry Girl”.

(info+foto: JoseLuis Jimenez)

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