Home Notes: Ernest Ratcliff

In flicking through loads of 40s and 50s magazines I come across so many nice single illustrations that I like to share. If you follow this blog you’ll know how frustrating it is not to know anything about artists who produce beautiful work. Ernest Ratcliff is another one. I find he illustrated the comic strip ‘Lindy’ in the London Evening News, Rick Random and the Mystery of the Knights of Space (Super Detective 139, November 1958), a Robin Hood book , a 50s detective story cover and as early as 1939 depiction of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. These jobs were often not liked by artists as there was little scope for any variation from the talking heads. However I loved this scene (and more Home Notes to follow)

Home Notes 16 February 1951 page 34

Home Notes 16 February 1951 page 34

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