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The Tate Gallery

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1928 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Whistler, Rex, born 1905 - died 1944 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the London Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.2264-1929

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y75, shelf 35

Physical description

Colour poster advertising how to visit the Tate Gallery by public transport, including opening times and prices for the gallery. The poster depicts two women having tea outside, seemingly oblivious to the commotion around them, which includes a hunting party in a carriage, a cherub on a bicycle, a snake, and a drummer.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1928 (made)

Artist/maker

Whistler, Rex, born 1905 - died 1944 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

REX WHISTLER PINXT ANNO DOMINI MCMXXVIII
lettered on the pediment of the folly

THE TATE GALLERY / Weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. / Sundays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. / Admission free (Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6d) / TRAFALGAR SQ OR WESTMINSTER STN / thence by bus 32, 51, 80, 88, 89, 180 or 181

Dimensions

Height: 40.25 in, Width: 25 in

Descriptive line

'The Tate Gallery', poster advertising the London Underground Railways, colour lithograph, Rex Whistler, Great Britain, 1928

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour lithograph

Subjects depicted

Follies; Cherubs; Tea; Horses; Gig; Women; Drummers; Hunting; Bicycles; Snakes

Categories

Posters; Transport; Advertising

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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