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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:

    E.324-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 147, box C

This advert for Commer cars, from a design by Phyllis Ginger (1907-2005), features a man in a horse-drawn milk cart, behind which can be seen a row of several smart houses and some trees. It is typical of Phyllis Ginger's topographical artwork; Ginger is best known for her topographical watercolour landscapes for the Pilgrim Trust's 'Recording Britain' project, begun in 1939 with the purpose of recording aspects of British landscape that might be destroyed and lost under enemy bombing. She was also given permission to sketch the bombed streets of London during the war and for the Schools Prints scheme, which commissioned well-known artists to create lithographs that could be reproduced and displayed in school classrooms, Ginger chose Bristol Town Centre as her subject, a lively street scene featuring numerous road vehicles.

Physical description

Printed advertisement within a four line frame of lines of decreasing thickness from outside to inside, for Commer Cars Ltd., Luton. The strapline is 'the wheels of excellence'. The image, from a design by Phyllis Ginger, features a man in a horse-drawn milk cart, behind which can be seen a row of several smart houses and some trees, lightly sketched.

The text describes the practice of watering down milk, then talks about the large-scale distribution of milk being made easier by developments in road transport ('A lot of water has flowed since then!'), and how Commer is leading the way in its range of vehicles.

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

Marks and inscriptions

PURE NEW MILK / DIRECT FR[OM]
Lettering on cart in picture (rest of lettering obscured]

6C210
Top left of page (outside image)

B
Top right of page (outside image)

Dimensions

Height: 24.3 cm image size, Width: 16.5 cm image size

Descriptive line

Printed advertisement for Commer Cars by Phyllis Ginger.

Materials

Ink; Laid paper; Pencil

Techniques

Etched

Subjects depicted

Horse; Trees; Cart; Man; Houses; Milk churn

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Transport

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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