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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ginger, Phyllis E., born 1907 - died 2005 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Paul Durbin and Eleanor Durbin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 103

This etching shows the same attention to detail as can be seen in the topographical watercolour landscapes, painted as part of the Pilgrim Trust's 'Recording Britain' project, for which artist Phyllis Ginger (1907-2005) is best known. The 'Recording Britain' project started in 1939 with the purpose of recording aspects of British landscape that might be destroyed and lost under enemy bombing, known as Baedeker raids because they targeted Britain's most beautiful cities. It was Ginger's skill as a topographical artist that led to her first commission as an artist, a watercolour of Chelsea Bridge, which was presented as a gift to the Canadian Prime Minister when he officially opened it in 1937. Ginger was also given permission to sketch the bombed streets of London. Another topographical related project that Ginger became involved in was the Schools Prints scheme. Set up in 1945 by Brenda Rawnsley, the scheme commissioned well-known artists to create lithographs that would then be printed in large numbers and sold cheaply to schools for display in classrooms. Subjects usually (though not exclusively) represented British life and landscape and Ginger, who lived near Bath at the time, chose Bristol Town Centre as her subject.

Physical description

Etching showing farm buildings against which are piled old carts and spare wheels. Two men are standing to the right.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)


20th century (made)


Ginger, Phyllis E., born 1907 - died 2005 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper


Height: 9 cm plate mark, Width: 12.6 cm plate mark, Height: 17.1 cm paper, trimmed, Width: 21.2 cm paper, trimmed

Descriptive line

Etching depicting abandoned farm carts with figures, by Phyllis Ginger.


Ink; Laid paper



Subjects depicted

Men; Wheels; Farm buildings; Farm wagons




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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