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Home Gardens For Home Markets

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1930 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (artist)
    Empire Marketing Board (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Empire Marketing Board.

  • Museum number:

    E.319-1934

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Original watercolour design for one sheet of a poster made up of six sheets. A colour illustration showing two wicker baskets of produce in the foreground, with two glasshouses and a watering can behind.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1930 (issued)

Artist/maker

Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (artist)
Empire Marketing Board (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour drawing

Marks and inscriptions

Signed

Dimensions

Height: 95.3 cm, Width: 149.8 cm

Object history note

The purpose of the poster as a whole is to encourage the British public to celebrate and request home-grown produce.

Descriptive line

'Home Gardens For Home Markets'. Original watercolour design by Paul Nash, for one sheet of a poster made up of six sheets. The final poster was issued by the Empire Marketing Board, Great Britain, 1930.

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 & Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings Accessions 1934 London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1935

Materials

Pencil; Water-colour

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Food industry (the); Vegetables; Watering can; Glasshouses; British Empire; Agriculture; Fruit; Baskets

Categories

Propaganda; Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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