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These Mac Tatchell prints were created in the 1950's and 60's by Macmillan for use in classrooms across the UK.
This print is entitled "Launching a Liner on the River Clyde" and is taken from his original watercolour. It depicts the launch of a lrage liner into the River Clyde in the early 1950's. Workers and backers are cheering in the foreground as the ship hits the water.
This is a striking original print with technicolour type colouring and a soft, painterly style. It conveys effortlessly the acheivement and occasion associated with the launch of a finished ship.
This print is in excellent condition with no marks or creases to the main area at all. The white edges are clean. There is one pin hole per corner and staple marks across the side of the white border - these are from the book that the prints were originally delivered in.
Overall the print measures 54cm x 43cm, the printed area measures 48cm x 38cm. It is number 117 in the Macmillan Geography Series.
These prints are sent rolled in cardboard tubes.
MAC TATCHELL'S images of industry, geography and history defined the world for many a child growing up from the 50's to the 1970's. AS well has his work for Macmillan he was also a contibutor to Look and Learn Magazine and produced many covers and posters for them.