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VIIe Olympiade - Anvers

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (made)

  • Date:

    1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ven, Walter van der, born 1898 - died 1958 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.229-2006

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3, shelf G, box DR 33

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

Poster, 'VIIe Olympiade - Anvers (Belgique) Août-Septembre 1920', celebrating the 7th Olympiad in Belgium. The figure of a male nude hovers above the city of Antwerp in Belgium. He is poised to throw a discus, and a red cloth covers his groin. Behind him is a billowing cloth made of many flags. In the upper right corner of the poster is a coat of arms, a red shield with a white castle, presented on a circular shield decorated with a garland of flowers, a sword and a laurel wreath.

Place of Origin

Belgium (made)

Date

1920 (made)

Artist/maker

Ven, Walter van der, born 1898 - died 1958 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'- VIIE OLYMPIADE - / ANVERS (BELGIQUE) / 1920 AOUT-SEPTEMBRE 1920 / SUBSIDIEE PAR LES POUVOIRS PUBLICS' 7th Olympiad, Antwerp (Belgium), August - September 1920, Subsidised by the public authorities

Dimensions

Height: 85 cm poster size, Width: 62.2 cm poster size, Height: 88.8 cm support, Width: 66.1 cm support

Descriptive line

Poster, 'VIIe Olympiade - Anvers (Belgique) Août-Septembre 1920', celebrating the 7th Olympiad in Belgium, 1920

Exhibition History

A Century of Olympic Posters (Liaoning Museum, Shenyang 12 March 2008-27 April 2008)
A Century of Olympic Posters (Capital Museum, Beijing 15 January 2008-28 February 2008)
A Century of Olympic Posters (V&A Museum of Childhood 17/05/2008-07/09/2008)
A Century of Olympic Posters (V&A Museum of Childhood 17/05/08-27/09/08)

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Men; Figures; Rivers; Coats of arms; Cathedrals; Flags; Swords; Cities; Shields; Garlands; Laurel wreaths; Antwerp; Discus

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Sport; Posters

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O128556
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