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The Spirit of St Louis 'Charles Lindebergh' (with Anonymous Gendarme) – james Stewart

Robert Stewart Sherriffs (1906-1960)


Inscribed with title and subtitle below mount

Pen and ink

7 x 9 ½ inches

Punch, 5 June 1957, Page 723, 'At the Pictures' by Richard Mallett

'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1837-2011',
November 2011 - January 2012, No 375

The spirit of St Louis (Billy Wilder, USA, 1957), adapted by Billy Wilder and others from Charles Lindebergh's 1954 Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same name.

The film follows Lindebergh's historic transatlantic flight in his Ryan Nyp monoplane, from its take off from Roosevelt Field, on 20 May 1927 to Le Bourget Field, Paris, on 21 May.

James Stewart (20 May 1908 - 2 July 1997)

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