Ian Robertson, Vodka, Gun, Newspaper and Glasses, c.1960s, acrylic on board
Few illustrators reduced a story to its essence like Robertson. All character and dramatic conflict were often represented in the simple, careful juxtaposition of highly detailed objects on a plain background. He offered tempting clues to the narrative, rather than drawing on an explicit moment or theme.
The original painting is approximately 36 cm wide x 58 cm tall. The artwork is float mounted on to conservation grade mountboard and presented in a white wooden box frame glazed with anti-reflective glass.