The Bertram Prance Collection

Bertram Prance was best known during the nineteen twenties and thirties for his humorous illustrations. These were sought after by The Tatler, The Humourist and Passing Show magazines. But it was his drawings published in “Punch” which established and assured his career. As fashions changed after the 2nd World War he became in demand as a book illustrator, particularly in advertising, but he was also a brilliant painter, a favourite subject being the sky and landscapes of North Devon.

Christopher Prance donated a large collection of his father’s work to the Burton, including paintings and original cartoons and illustrations.

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