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Elliott Snakey-Boots

Poster
ca. 1966 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'Elliott Snakey-Boots'. A monochrome lithographic poster advertising ladies boots manufactured by T. Elliott & Sons, which incorporates a pastiche of designs after Aubrey Beardsley. A young woman wearing white boots is seated on the ground, her left hand on hip and a snake wrapped around her left leg; the poster is bordered with an illustration of a snake.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lithography
Brief Description
'Elliott Snakey-Boots'. A monochrome lithographic poster advertising ladies boots manufactured by T. Elliott & Sons, which incorporates a pastiche of designs after Aubrey Beardsley. Designed by Paul Christodoulou, ca.1966.
Physical Description
'Elliott Snakey-Boots'. A monochrome lithographic poster advertising ladies boots manufactured by T. Elliott & Sons, which incorporates a pastiche of designs after Aubrey Beardsley. A young woman wearing white boots is seated on the ground, her left hand on hip and a snake wrapped around her left leg; the poster is bordered with an illustration of a snake.
Dimensions
  • Height: 76cm
  • Width: 101.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Christadoulou' (Signed)
  • 'Elliott / Snakey - Boots / This one £4.19s.11d' (Text of poster)
  • 'Collectors of Elliott Posters can obtain copies at the cost price of 5/- from Elliott, 3 Botts Mews London, W.2.' (In small print, towards the lower right hand edge)
Object history
The design contains elements from Beardsley's illustrations 'How Arthur saw the Questing Beast' from Le Morte d'Arthur, 'The Stomach Dance' from Salomé and Plays by John Davidson.
Subject depicted
Literary ReferenceLe Morte d'Arthur
Associated Object
Bibliographic References
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.
  • Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1
Other Number
8/E7 - V&A microfiche
Collection
Accession Number
E.13-1967

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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