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Merchants Prefer Shell

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1933 (designed)
    1933 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954 (artist)
    Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd. (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.413-1971

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster advertising Shell. Signed and dated 'E. McKnight Kauffer '33' and numbered '396'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1933 (designed)
1933 (issued)

Artist/maker

Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954 (artist)
Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd. (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'E. McKnight Kauffer '33'
Signed and dated.

'396'
Numbered.

Dimensions

Height: 76.2 cm, Width: 113.6 cm

Descriptive line

'Merchants Prefer Shell. You Can Be Sure Of Shell'. Colour lithograph poster designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. Issued by Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd., Great Britain, 1933.

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
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1971

Techniques

Colour lithography

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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