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Poster - Royal Mail Steam Packet. South American Service.
  • Royal Mail Steam Packet. South American Service.
    Herrick, Frederick Charles, born 1887 - died 1970
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Royal Mail Steam Packet. South American Service.

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (issued)

  • Date:

    1921 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Herrick, Frederick Charles, born 1887 - died 1970 (designer)
    Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (issuer)
    Baynard Press (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography

  • Museum number:

    E.2769-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2F, shelf DR77, box BRITISH MUSEUM POSTERS

Physical description

'Royal Mail Steam Packet. South American Service'. Colour lithograph poster with a stylised design of an ocean liner at sea viewed in profile, printed in light-blue, dark-blue and mustard on a white ground. Below, the following text is printed in dark-blue: ‘R.M.S.P / SOUTH AMERICAN / SERVICE / THE ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET CO / ATLANTIC HOUSE MOORGATE LONDON E.C.2’. Signed.

Place of Origin

London (issued)

Date

1921 (issued)

Artist/maker

Herrick, Frederick Charles, born 1887 - died 1970 (designer)
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (issuer)
Baynard Press (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography

Marks and inscriptions

'HERRICK'
Signed, in white, bottom-right corner of image.

'R.M.S.P / SOUTH AMERICAN / SERVICE / THE ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET CO / ATLANTIC HOUSE MOORGATE LONDON E.C.2'
Text below image, printed in dark-blue.

In the bottom-right corner of the sheet there is a circular logo, with a castle in the centre and 'THE BAYNARD PRESS LONDON' running around the edge.

Dimensions

Height: 100.8 cm, Width: 62.5 cm

Descriptive line

'Royal Mail Steam Packet. South American Service'. Colour lithograph poster with a stylised design of an ocean liner at sea. Designed by Frederick Charles Herrick. Printed by The Baynard Press. Issued by the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co, London. 1921.

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

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Sea; Ship

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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