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Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1920-1931 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (designer)
    The Trojan Supply Co. (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Line-block and letterpress printing

  • Museum number:

    E.1790-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 40

Physical description

The Trojan Supply Co. in-house record bag for a ten-inch 78 rpm record. Line-block and letterpress print illustration featuring two lambs 'dancing' beneath a statue of Pan on a plinth.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1920-1931 (made)

Artist/maker

Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (designer)
The Trojan Supply Co. (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Line-block and letterpress printing

Marks and inscriptions

'DB397'
Inscribed on front but partly obscured by a sticker.

'J HASSALL'
Signed.

Dimensions

Height: 10 in approx, Width: 10 in approx

Historical context note

Hassall, a successful poster artist, has here produced an illustration which served as a playful motif for the prosaic letterpress bags sold in shops as alternatives to those of the record companies.

Descriptive line

In-house record bag for a ten-inch 78 rpm record, with an illustration featuring two lambs 'dancing' beneath a statue of Pan, by John Hassall. Issued by The Trojan Supply Co., Great Britain. 1920-1931.

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

Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Line block printing; Letterpress

Subjects depicted

Lambs; Trees; Statue; Music; Sun

Categories

Labels & packaging; Advertising; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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