1924 Line Cut H. M. Brock Singing Bird Art 19th Century England Girl ABA


This is an original 1924 black and white line cut titled "Buy A Fine Singing Bird" designed and drawn by H. M. (Henry Matthew) Brock:

"The round-eyed pleasure of a child, by song of tuneful birds beguiled,

Does not exceed a man's delight when Johnnie Walker comes in sight."

Brock (1875 - 1960) was a British-born landscape artist and illustrator who illustrated Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and did color plates for Dickens' 1935 publication of A Christmas Carol.

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare and exceptional "mini poster" collection of some of the finest examples of poster advertising art of the early 20th century. The collection includes poster images in the form of original line cuts, original black and white halftone prints, and original mini posters. As "mini posters" they are but a fraction of the size of the original, but their powerful graphic designs combined with a succinct advertising message make them highly collectible pieces for the popular culture historian, the poster art collector, or those interested in the history of poster design. Period Paper holds one of world's largest collections of original historical poster images in various different media formats. Please note: these items are from 1924 and are not modern reproductions, copies, or digital prints.


This 87+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse and some light bleed through.

  • Product Type: Original Line Cut; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.25 x 5.25 inches; 11 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Brock, Henry Matthew . Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Keywords specific to this image: art, England, English, United Kingdom, Britain, 19th century, classical, pet, fowl, girl, child, mother, street, city, top hat, cane, vendor, merchant, history, historical, songbird, cobblestone, London

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