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The British Navy guards the freedom of us all. Proof

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mason, Frank Henry R.I., born 1876 - died 1965 (artist)
    Ministry of Information (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.767-1997

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 70, box C

Physical description

Colour poster, portrait oriented, reproducing a painting by Frank Mason, commissioned and produced by the Ministry of Information at the outset of World War II.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1939 (made)

Artist/maker

Mason, Frank Henry R.I., born 1876 - died 1965 (artist)
Ministry of Information (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Signed 'Frank H Mason'

Dimensions

Height: 76.2 cm, Width: 50.7 cm

Object history note

This poster, reproducing a painting by Frank Mason, made specifically for this purpose, was the first to be commissioned and produced by the Ministry of Information at the outset of World War II

Descriptive line

Poster produced by the Ministry of Information, reproducing a painting by Frank Mason made specifically for this poster, 'The British Navy guards the Freedom of us all', 1939

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1997

Materials

Paper; Material

Techniques

Colour lithograph; Technique

Subjects depicted

Battleships; Subject

Categories

Posters; War

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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