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The King's Troop

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (printed)

  • Date:

    1977 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • 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:


  • 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)


1977 (printed)


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

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Top left of the poster, in white letters

The poster is signed upper left, printed in black ink


Height: 76.2 cm, Width: 50.9 cm

Descriptive line

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


Paper; Printing ink


Screen print

Subjects depicted

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


Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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