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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Victor Bertoglio

Victor Bertoglio produced the above illustration for Swift Annual 1963 (1962) having already worked for the annual the previous year. He had earlier supplied illustrations to Eagle Annual and probably others. He also produced illustrations for Illustrated London News in the 1940s/50s.

He was born Vittorio Giuseppe Bertoglio was born on 6 July 1911, the sixth child of Milan-born waiterPietro Ermengildo Bertoglio and his English wife, Helena Isabella (nee Brand). He grew up in St Pancras and studied at St Martin's School of Art. He married Edith Emery in London in 1935.

He lived at 24 Crouch Hall Road, Crouch End N8, before moving to Thatch Cottage, Farley Green, Shere, near Guildford, Surrey, in the mid-1950s.

He died in 1974 in Surrey aged 63.

PUBLICATIONS

Illustrations
A Bride for Cathay by Beatrice Redfern. London & Redhill, Lutterworth Press, 1947.
More Adventures of the Brydons by Kathleen Fidler. London & Redhill, Lutterworth Press, 1947.
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. London & Redhill, Lutterworth Press, 1947.
South With Shackleton by L. D. A. Hussey; with a foreword by Lord Mountevans. London, Sampson Low, 1949.
Beyond the Burma Road by Percy F. Westerman. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1949.
Casper Clinton, China Coaster by Peter Wickloe. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1951.
The Young Marchesa. A story of Malta by Sheila Davies. London, Sampson Low, 1951; New York, Dodd, Mead, 1951.
Hurricane Harland Blows In by Tom Allum. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1953.
Hurricane Harland Hits Out by Tom Allum. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1954.
The Black Bog Mystery by Lane Mitchell. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1954.
The "Dark Secret" by Percy F. Westerman. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1954.
The Taking of the Gry by John Masefield. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1954.
Hurricane Harland Takes the Plunge by Tom Allum. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1955.
Silent Takes the Trail by Hoole Jackson. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1955.
What Katy Did [and] What Katy Did at School by Susan M. Coolidge; with an introduction by Margaret Tempest. London, Collins, 1955.
Two Girls and a Boat by C. Salter. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1956.
Hurricane Harland Crashes the Gate by Tom Allum. London & Glasgow, Blackie, 1958.
Stories from Many Lands, ed. G. C. Thornley. Harlow, Longman, 1964.
Progressive Picture Compositions by Donn Byrne. London, Longmans, 2pts, 1967.
All Work and No Play—. London, Collier-Macmillan, 1971.

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