A coloured Snaffles lithograph entitled ‘Ubique Means- (R.K)’ showing a lone soldier standing in front of a shore battery at Dover. The print is with a Snaffles signature in pencil and the Snaffles blindstamp, nicely framed in original black frame. ‘Acknowledgements to Punch’ appears under the image, this is in recognition of the image first appearing in the Punch magazine on 24th January 1940. Normally an image would appear in a periodical and would then be turned into a formal print.
Charles ‘Snaffles’ Johnson Payne (1884 – 1967) was an English painter who specialised in water colours, and who’s subject matter was invariably equestrian (racing, hunting, polo and pig sticking), military or a combination of these. Snaffles had a very distinctive style by showing just one person in detail, in addition he added remarques and amusing captions to supplement the pictures and main title.