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Seamen Prefer Shell

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1934 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hillier, Tristram Paul, born 1905 - died 1983 (artist)
    Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd. (issued by)
    Day & Son, Ltd. (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.400-1971

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 68, box 15

Physical description

'Seamen Prefer Shell'. Colour lithograph poster advertising Shell Motor Spirit. The design shows instruments used for naval navigational laid on a wooden table, with a background view out to sea, featuring a lighthouse and a steam ship. Signed.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1934 (issued)

Artist/maker

Hillier, Tristram Paul, born 1905 - died 1983 (artist)
Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd. (issued by)
Day & Son, Ltd. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'YOU CAN BE SURE OF SHELL / SEAMEN PREFER SHELL'
Text of design.

Dimensions

Height: 74.5 cm approx, Width: 110 cm approx

Descriptive line

'Seamen Prefer Shell'. Colour lithograph poster advertising Shell Motor Spirit. Design by Tristram Paul Hillier. Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Ltd.. Issued by Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd., Great Britain, 1934.

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

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Compass; Navigation instruments; Lighthouse; Sea; Steamship

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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