Illustrated in the style of a vintage Edwardian or Victorian photograph. This image is part of my 'Anicurio' collection. Each original illustration is carefully hand drawn in pencil. Once finished, I hand age and treat them with various dye methods, to resemble an old dusty antique photograph. I want this series to suggest something that was rediscovered by you. An inherited artifact from a mysterious benefactor? Or perhaps revealed in a long abandoned attic, lying at the bottom of a chest. Buried beneath old dusty clothes and fading hand written notes.
Paper print (Matte finish - Signed): 8" X 11" - $29.00
Paper print (Matte finish - Signed) 11H" X 15W" - $49.00
If you are interested in purchasing the ORIGINAL: Pencil illustration on paper. Image size: 11H" X 15W" Framed size: 17" x 21"
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A fox and hound romance:
Ethel and Joe Goodley. Born and raised in the industrial midlands of Stoke-on-Trent, in the county of Staffordshire, England. The region was called ‘The Potteries’ at the time. This was because the predominant form of employment, was within one of the almost countless ceramic factories, that dotted the local landscape. Ethel and Joe were both employed by a mid sized manufacturer of fine china plates and earthenware called ‘Royal Milton’. Ethel was a ‘transferrer’. The transferrer lays a patterned tissue onto the pottery (ware) before it is hardened (fired). Joe was a general clay worker. Bringing the heavy, wet clay into the loading and receiving area of the cold, dark factory. He would take the opportunity of talking to his fellow workers. But the women of Royal Milton, most often worked on the upper level. Joe would always be very enthusiastic to have a reason to personally deliver materials upstairs. He would also be very helpful when it came to removing ‘ware’ that needed taking to the kilns for firing (hardening).
This is where he met Ethel. Traditionally a fox and a hound would never socialize, let alone fraternize. Socially it was rather frowned upon. However, undaunted, Joe would ask Ethel out every Friday. And every Friday Ethel would frostily decline.
Eventually, Joe stopped asking, and turned his attention to a new female Spaniel that had recently been hired in the figure painting department. It seems that this was what was needed to spur Ethel to thaw her resistance to Joe's charms. Upon hearing that Joe was sharing his sandwiches at lunch time with the new hire, Ethel approached Joe. Telling him that she was invited to go dancing on Saturday night with a few of her work friends, and would he like to accompany her. Joe agreed, and 1 year and 3 months later, after marriage, this photo was taken.