Hambleton, nr. Henley-on-Thames, signed/inscribed
by the artist on cover sheet,
9" x 14" unframed.
About the Paintings: Very good condition; never framed. Both were
probably submitted as book illustrations.
About the Artist: Derek Eyles was born in North Finchley,
London. His brother, Geoffrey, was also an
artist. Both brothers were illustrators,
but Derek achieved the greater recognition
- being the Amalgamated Press' number one horse artist (all new artists
were given his work to help them learn to
"do horses properly") . He worked
for Knockout from issue number one, having previously
been working on Wild West Weekly, producing some of that paper's superb full-colour
cover paintings as well as many of the interior
Eyles' first strip work was for Knockout in 1947: a Western serial, The Phantom Sheriff (a strip featuring the same character appeared
in the Knockout Fun Book for 1949 and is one of his best pieces of
work). This was followed, in 1948, by his
masterly Dick Turpin's Ride To York and then by a complete Western story, Buffalo Bill's Close Call, in January 1949. His Kit Carson strips
for the early issues of Cowboy Comics Library rank with the very best examples of the
genre and his wonderful Western plates graced
many of the A.P. annuals throughout the 1950s,
including Comet. As well as contributing to a myriad of
comics and annuals, Derek Eyles was a prolific
book illustrator working for many publishers,
painting covers and illustrations for a wide
range of subjects.
Hambleton - $ 250.00
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