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Poster - New Horizons with Books
  • New Horizons with Books
    Gergely, Tibor, born 1900 - died 1978
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New Horizons with Books

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1951 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gergely, Tibor, born 1900 - died 1978 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.1401-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 1B, box LS1

This playful image features the animals from Noah's Ark, based on the popular Bible story of paired animals delivered safely from a devastating flood. Like young children being read a story, the animals are shown happily listening to a book read aloud by Noah. This poster would have been issued to promote the pleaure of reading and to encourage children to read.
The Budapest-born illustrator Tibor Gergely emigrated to the United States in 1939 and became a well-known illustrator of children's books.

Physical description

Cartoon-style illustration of animals in Noah's Ark.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

ca. 1951 (made)

Artist/maker

Gergely, Tibor, born 1900 - died 1978 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

New Horizons with Books

Gergely
artist's surname

Dimensions

Height: 43.1 cm, Width: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

"New Horizons with Books" Noah's Ark animal scene. USA.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Ark; Bible; Books; Reading; Animals; Noah's arks

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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