George Studdy Hand Numbered Limited Edition Print on Paper :"The Ghost Story"
Title: The Ghost Story
Dimensions (W x H ): Paper Size: 12 x 16 in | Image Size: 9 x 12 in
Edition | Medium: Each print is hand numbered, accompanied by a certificate signed by the Master Printer and is numbered to match the print. The editions are limited to 1880 copies. |
This Gouttelette print on paper is published with light-fast inks to BS1006 Standard onto acid-free calcium carbonate buffered stock, mould-made from 100% cotton and sourced from environmentally conscious paper suppliers. This product is exclusive to Rosenstiels.
About the Art: Superior Edition
About the Artist:
George Ernest Studdy (Davenport, 23 June 1878 - 25 July 1948) was a British commercial artist. He was the second of three children of Ernest and Constance Studdy. George pursued his education at Dulwich College in London while living with his aunt. He left England in the summer of 1896.
He worked as an engineer and then in a stockbroking firm to make ends meet. He had always dreamed of going back to school, so with £100 given to him from his aunt, he attended night classes at Heatherley’s Art School in London to study drawing as well as studying animal anatomy at Calderon’s Animal School.
After art school, he shared a studio with several friends from art school while working to complete a portfolio. He was able to sell a few of his sketches to local newspapers and magazines. A few newspapers later commissioned Studdy to draw action scenes to go along with articles on the Boer War.
In 1900, as Studdy’s sketches started to gain popularity, Comic Cuts, Boys Own and Pick-Me-Up began to publish Studdy’s sketches regularly.
In 1912, Studdy married his wife Blanche Landrin. That same year he signed a contract with The Sketch to produce a weekly full-page drawing.
When war broke out, he was commissioned by Gaumont to produce a series of short films called “Studdy’s War Studies.” Studdy later introduced Bonzo into his sketches.
His Bonzo character was a chubby little white pup with sparse black spots, a stubby tail and big blue eyes. Bonzo became the inspiration for much commercial merchandise. Bonzo’s massive popularity allowed Studdy and his wife to live a very comfortable life until he died in 1948.