Melbourne: Produced by Northfield Studios and J.E. Hackett, Ca. 1930s. Color lithograph travel poster depicting a mother koala with a cub clinging to her back in the top of a gum tree, by the noted Australian illustrator James Northfield. Signed in the image at the lower right.
Northfield (1887 - 1973) was the subject of the 2006 volume by the National Library of Australia (Michelle Hetherington) titled 'James Northfield and the Art of Selling Australia'. Northfield's work is prized for its draftsmanship & design, and a distinctly Australian sense of color and light.
Window card size, 13 1/2 x 19 1/2". One small mark in margin only upper left corner left by old sticky tape. OCLC: 910601564 locates one copy only at the Library of Congress (same image, larger format). Trove 54841871 locates one copy at the National Library of Australia (same image, larger format). Very good condition. Item #25919