Nurse On Wheels Chantrell Prototype Artwork 1963

Type: Artwork
Condition: Excellent
Year: 1963
Genre: Comedy
Reference: #916

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An original Chantrell prototype piece of artwork (18 1/2”x 23”) for the 1963 comedy “Nurse On Wheels”. Chantrell clearly zeroed in on the saucy nature of the film, making the stocking clad nurse the centre of attention. It is also quite likely that the tagline, “She made the boys feel like men & the men feel like boys!”, was also a Chantrell creation.


Most advertising agencies split the functions of art design & text promotion but Chantrell’s creative scope was sufficient to encompass both (one of the motivations for Chantrell to turn freelance in 1971 was that he had greater freedom to express himself on his posters in both artistic & written forms). Though Chantrell’s design was unused, the central concept was retained both on the Quad & the UK 1-Sheet posters (images supplied courtesy of The UK 1-Sheet poster was illustrated by Eric Pulford. Pulford did not paint the Quad design & though we cannot be definitive, this was possibly by Chantrell.


“Nurse On Wheels” emerged from the “Carry On” team & both the Quad & UK 1-Sheet posters emphasised this relationship. Chantrell had an important connection with the “Carry On” series being responsible for an uninterrupted run of 5 poster designs 1963-66: “Carry On Cabby” (1963), “Carry On Jack” (1963), “Carry On Spying” (1964), “Carry On Cowboy” (1965) & “Carry On Screaming” (1966).


The artwork consists of paint applied to artboard with a cut-out painted film title strip which has been superimposed on top. This artboard has been added to a larger piece of card & the artwork is protected by a paper overlay.


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