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Twickenham by Tram

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Greater London (issued)

  • Date:

    1924 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954 (designer)
    Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd. (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.674-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 69, box C

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster promoting the use of trams: showing a stylised landscape of a small lake with two sailing boats near the far tree-lined shore, with a house in the distance on the right. There are white lines of movement and reflections on the water's surface. The text is below the image, in red and grey. Signed 'E.McKnight Kauffer. 24'.

Place of Origin

Greater London (issued)

Date

1924 (issued)

Artist/maker

Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954 (designer)
Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd. (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'E.McKnight Kauffer. 24'
Signed and dated.

Dimensions

Height: 76.2 cm, Width: 50.48 cm, Height: 75.6 cm see notes field, Width: 50 cm see notes field

Descriptive line

'Twickenham by Tram'. Colour lithograph poster designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. Issued by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd., 1924.

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

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
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1924, published under the Authority of the Board of Education, London, 1926.

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Boats; Lake; Transport; Trees; Travel

Categories

Advertising; Transport; Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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