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Proof of press advertisement for United Technologies

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wormell, Christopher (artist)
    United Technologies (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.693-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 152

The text for this advertisement - wood-engraved by Christopher Wormell (born 1955) - took the form of a fable, Mice in Council, who agreed a bell should be tied to the cat's tail but no one would perform the task; "Moral: it is one thing to propose, Another to perform."

Physical description

Proof for a press advertisement for United Technologies with text based on a fable, Mice in Council.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1984 (made)

Artist/maker

Wormell, Christopher (artist)
United Technologies (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Wood engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

C. Wormell Artist Proof
Signed and inscribed in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 19.3 cm sheet, Width: 26.1 cm sheet, Height: 6.9 cm image, Width: 15.3 cm image

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. R.P. 94.1448

Descriptive line

Proof for a press advertisement for United Technologies, wood engraved by Christopher Wormell; British 1984

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

A Fine Line - Commercial Wood Engraving in Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, 10 Oct 1994 - 26 Mar 1995

Labels and date

Christopher WORMELL (born 1955)

Proofs of press advertisements for United Technologies. 1984
Wood engraving
Given by C. Wormell
E.692, 693-1994 [1994]

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Wood engraving

Subjects depicted

Broom; Mice

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Images Online; Illustration

Production Type

Artist's proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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