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Mermaid and Oyster Shell 1940s detail
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Mermaid and Oyster Shell 1940s detail Mermaid and Oyster Shell 1940s detail

Mermaid and Oyster Shell 1940s detail


A tiny image of a mermaid opening an oyster shell taken from the Oyster Loaf’s interior menu. The illustrations were created by the celebrated artist and author Andrew Loomis.

A successful illustrator, advertising designer, and author in the first half of the 20th century, Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) was a master at seamlessly combining products and fine art into one cohesive image

Loomis has influenced generations of illustrators, including comic book artists Alex Ross, Dick Giordano, Steve Rude, and Steve Lieber.

Courtesy Private Collection.

Each print is accompanied by a copy of the interior menu where available.

All prints come with a white border, for ease of framing. 

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All our prints up to A2 size are made in-house in the UK. For larger prints, we work with the best commercial giclée printers in the UK. Learn more about our printing process, borders and custom orders here.