Sunday, 4 October 2015

Illustrations by Angus McBride



I picked up this pamphlet in the Blue Cross charity shop in Stratford upon Avon last week. As I browsed the illustrations I was reminded of on of my favourite illustrators - Angus McBride and when I checked the inside front cover I saw that he had been the artist responsible.

The image below shows Harold at the Battle of Hastings - from Warlords and Warriors also by Angus McBride and one of the illustrations from the pamphlet. The similarities in style and pose are unmistakable McBride.


The five illustrations below were taken at random from the pamphlet and again show the touch of this master artist. The first illustration also reminds me of a painting of Jan One-eye also by McBride.






I'm not sure that these illustrations are available on the Internet and I thought it was worth while sharing them with other modellers.

In Memory of Angus McBride 1931 - 2007

The pamphlet is 210mm x 150mm and has 48 pages and a card cover. It was published in 1981 by Battle Parish Council, Battle Civic Association, Battle and District Historical Society, Battle Chamber of Commerce and Battle Arts Group.

It does not have a cover price or an ISBN - I bought it for just £1.00

Tony

5 comments:

Francis Lee said...

Nice find, Angus was the best illustrator for Osprey!

Anonymous said...

Nice find! I especially like the shield wall.

Foss1066 said...

Came across your blog post as it is "Hastings" day. As an owner of a few Angus paintings, and having seen the original one he did of Harold, these are a real treat to also see. Thanks for the share!
Cheers
Ths

Foss1066 said...

Dhoop! and by Harold I meant William! Lol- you can tell who I was rooting for!
Cheers
Ths

Tony said...

I am very envious of you - owning an original Angus McBride painting Wow!

Tony