Gilbert Bayes, Cigarette Card

Will’s Cigarette Card: Gilbert Bayes

Date: 1928

Found: eBay

This is a cigarette card from 1928 depicting Gilbert Bayes’ sculptural relief ‘Romance’. These cards were inside packets of cigarettes and were highly collectable. This one comes from the series on Modern British Sculpture. It was issued around the time when Bayes was conceiving the Sidney Street Art elements, which are in a similar Romantic vein. 

By Esther Leslie