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Print - The Hare & Hounds

The Hare & Hounds

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1982-1983 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lindsley, Kathleen, born 1951 (artist)
    Pentagram Design Ltd. (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.709-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2H, shelf DR12

Pentagram was working on the corporate image of the brewery Samuel Webster and decided that pubs needed to be linked by pictorial signs. They commissioned artist Kathleen Lindsley (born 1951) to produce about 180 pub signs at great speed, averaging 5 signs a fortnight (see E.704-1994 to E.709-1994 for examples). The wood engravings were then enlarged by the signmaker, Butterfields in Bradford, to 3 feet by 9 feet and reproduced by screen onto composite boards. It was felt that wood engraving was an appropriate technique as it reflected something of the landscape and heritage of Yorkshire; the imagery itself was based on local research.

Physical description

Wood engraved proof of design for public house sign, The Hare & Hounds, for brewery Samuel Webster. E.704-1994 to E.709-1994 are from the same series.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

1982-1983 (made)

Artist/maker

Lindsley, Kathleen, born 1951 (artist)
Pentagram Design Ltd. (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Wood engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 18.8 cm, Width: 13.3 cm

Object history note

Acquired in connection with the display A Fine Line - Commercial Wood Engraving in Britain, V&A, 10 October 1994 - 26 March 1995.

Descriptive line

Print by Kathleen Lindsley for Pentagram Design, 1 of 6 proofs of designs for Samuel Webster public house, 'The Hare & Hounds', wood engraving, Great Britain, 1982-1983

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Pub Signs for Samuel Webster: Forty-one wood engravings by Kathleen Lindsley. Printed by Whittington Press for Pentagram Design, 1983.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1994

Labels and date

Kathleen LINDSLEY (born 1951)

Proofs of designs for Samuel Webster public house signs. 1982-3
Commissioned by Pentagram
Wood engraving
E.704-709-1994

Pentagram was working on the corporate image of the brewery
Samuel Webster and decided the pubs needed to be linked by
pictorial signs. Kathleen Lindsley was therefore commissioned to
produce about 180 pub signs at great speed, averaging 5 signs a
fortnight. The originals were mostly 1 1/8 X 1 1/2 inches and were
enlarged by the signmaker, Butterfields in Bradford, to 3 x 9 feet
and reproduced by screen onto composite boards. It was felt that
wood engraving was an appropriate technique as it reflected
something of the landscape and heritage of Yorkshire; the imagery
itself was based on local research. [1994]

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Wood engraving

Subjects depicted

Hounds; Hare

Categories

Advertising; Images Online; Illustration

Production Type

Artist's proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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