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The King's Troop

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (printed)

  • Date:

    1977 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint

  • 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.206-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR7

Physical description

Screenprinted poster depicting the figure of a guardsman riding a horse, viewed from the front, the figures made up of flat areas of colour. The guardsman is dressed in black, with red and gold details, and a white plume on his hat, his face in half in shadow. The horse's head, the only part of the animal depicted, is brown, and it wears a black bridal. The whole image is set against a green background, and in the lower right corner is a cannon, seen from the side, its wheel opaque black, its gun shaded, in a much smaller scale. In the upper right corner is the poster's title, 'The King's Troop'.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (printed)

Date

1977 (printed)

Artist/maker

Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

'THE KING'S TROOP'
Top left of the poster, in white letters

'ECKERSLEY 77'
The poster is signed upper left, printed in black ink

Dimensions

Height: 76.2 cm, Width: 50.9 cm

Descriptive line

Screenprinted poster promoting the King's Troops, designed by Tom Eckersley, United Kingdom, 1977

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Screen print

Subjects depicted

Cannon; Wheels; Horses; Bearskins; Men; Uniforms; Soldiers

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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