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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1907 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Page & Pratt (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph of a wood engraving and letterpress

  • Museum number:

    E.724-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case HH, shelf 30

Physical description

A paper wrapper of bag for George E. Thomas, King's Arms, Epsom.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1907 (made)

Artist/maker

Page & Pratt (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph of a wood engraving and letterpress

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered 'Page & Pratt (1907), Ltd., Printed, 5 Ludgate Circus Buildings, E.C.'

Dimensions

Height: 50.3 cm, Width: 37.2 cm

Object history note

Exhibitions: A Fine Line - Commercial Wood Engraving in Britain, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, October 1994 - March 1995

Descriptive line

Paper wrapper or bag for George E. Thomas, King's Arms, Epsom, printed by Page & Pratt Ltd., offset lithograph of a wood engraving and letterpress, Great Britain, 1907

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1994

Labels and date

ANONYMOUS
Paper wrapper or bag for George E. Thomas, King's Arms, Epsom
Printed by Page & Pratt (1907) Ltd., London
Offset lithograph of a wood engraving and letterpress
E.724-1994

Coats of arms were standing stock blocks. Stereotype casts were
issued in printers' specimen books from the 1790s onwards and
after the 1830s electrotypes were used. Even in the early specimen
books, coats of arms were offered in a range of different sizes and
styles. Some coats of arms were fine examples of a wood engraver's
skill and often the animals were full of character and vigour. They
were a popular device in advertising to suggest royal approval. []

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Offset lithography

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Labels & packaging

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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