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Print - The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dalton, Pen, born 1944 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 293, box A

Physical description

A colour screenprint depicting, in the upper part, a passage from Hans Christian Andersen's story 'The Little Mermaid' below which appears a repeating image of a woman's legs in high heeled shoes. In the lower part there is a line of mermaid tails below which is an image of a woman's legs in over the knee PVS stiletto boots and another pair of women's legs in high heeled shoes and a skirt.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1985 (made)


Dalton, Pen, born 1944 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back with title


Height: 76.2 cm sheet, Width: 55.6 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Print by Penelope Dalton, 'The Little Mermaid', colour screenprint, Great Britain, 1985

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991





Subjects depicted

Mermaid; Legs; Feminism; Stiletto; Propaganda


Posters; Prints; Feminism; Propaganda


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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