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The London Museum

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    late 1950s-early 1960s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
    The London Museum (publishers)
    Leonard Ripley & Co. (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph and 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.1012-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR8

Physical description

Poster advertising 'The London Museum' featuring an illustration of a Hansom Cab. The carriage is seen from the side (The horse that would have pulled it is not shown), in a flat, slightly abstracted form. A man with 'mutton chop' moustache and wearing a top hat is seated within the carriage, while the driver, who sits on a platform at the back of the carriage, wears a brown cape and bowler hat. The wheel is denoted by a large circle with a small red disc at its centre. Below the Image is information about the Museum, its location, opening hours, and the closest Tube stations. The artist's name 'Eckersley' is printed in the upper right corner.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

late 1950s-early 1960s (made)

Artist/maker

Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
The London Museum (publishers)
Leonard Ripley & Co. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph and screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

'THE LONDON MUSEUM is the Londoner's own museum - the everyday London scene / both indoor and out, from pre-history onwards, displayed in London's friendliest royal / residence, Kensington Palace. You can also see superb State Appartments, with their William Kent decorations, and the charming Orangery which Wren built for Queen Anne. Open free Monday to Saturday 10-6, Sunday 2-6'
Below the image, printed in black, except for 'The London Museum', which is printed in red

'Underground to Queensway or High Street Kensington. Any bus along / Kensington High Street, Kensington Road or Kensington Church Street'
At the bottom of the poster, right allignment, printed in red with the symbol for London Transport, a circle with a horizontal line across it, outlined in red

'163/88M/2700'
Issue number?, lower left corner, black ink

'Leonard Ripley & Co., London'
Printer's information, lower right corner, black ink

'ECKERSLEY'
Artist's name, printed in dark-grey, upper right corner of the poster

Dimensions

Height: 101.4 cm, Width: 63.5 cm

Descriptive line

Poster advertising 'The London Museum' featuring an illustration of a Hansom Cab, designed by Tom Eckersley, printed by Leonard Ripley & Co., United Kingdom, late 1950s or early 1960s

Materials

Lithographic ink; Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Travel; Men; Hats; Whips; Lamps; Hansom cabs; Wheels

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Transport; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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