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Art in the Twentieth Century

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    11/05/1993 (made)
    11/05/1993 (issued)
    1991-1992 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dastor, Ashted (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour half-tone printing, letterpress and colour photogravure

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 13, box D

Physical description

A decorative Royal Mail First Day Cover envelope, printed with a colour image of the title 'Art in the 20th Century'. The envelope has four postage stamps stuck on reproducing works, or details of works, by Edward Bawden 'Kew Gardens', Henry Moore 'Family Group', Stanley Spencer 'St. Francis and the Birds', and ben Nicholson 'Still Life, Odyssey I'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


11/05/1993 (made)
11/05/1993 (issued)
1991-1992 (made)


Dastor, Ashted (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Colour half-tone printing, letterpress and colour photogravure

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped and dated with the handstamp First Day of Issue 11 May 1993. Lettered with the designer's address on a label.


Height: 11.5 cm, Width: 21.6 cm

Descriptive line

Royal Mail First Day Cover decorative envelope designed by Ashted Dastor, half-tone printing, photogravure, letterpress, Great Britain, 1991-1992 designed, 1993 issued

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1996




Colour half-tone; Letterpress; Photogravure; Technique


Designs; Stationery


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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