British book illustrators, Peter Sarson and Tony Bryan – Swords in Colour Including other Edged Weapons 1977


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Set of finely detailed drawings finished with watercolour on white ‘Daler-board’. Pencil and watercolour with ink, grey wash, and white highlights. Letraset (lettering) has been added to No.2. All 4 drawings are presented in new mounts.

Each mount: 16 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. (42.7 x 32 cm.)
Each mount window: 11 3/8 x 7 1/2 in. (28.8 x 19.2 cm.)



A wonderful set of detailed drawings and watercolours of edged weapons previously thought to have been by the British book illustrator John W. Wood, working in the 1960’s and 70’s. We have since discovered they are illustrated in the book beginning with the title Swords in Colour with drawings by Peter Sarson and Tony Bryan. Published by Blandford Press, Dorset.

A copy of the book and Gallery labels will accompany the sale of the drawings.

1. Danish and Swedish. Infantry, Heavy and Light cavalry. Illustrated, plate 86 in the book.
2. Daggers & Knives. Illustrated, plate 10 in the book.
3. Hunting knives and Bowie knives. Illustrated, plate 129 in the book.
4. French. Cavalry, infantry and artillery. Illustrated, plate 71 in the book.


Peter Sarson and Tony Bryan

British book illustrators (20th Century)