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Ode to the Tomato by Pablo Neruda

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1976 (designed)
    1976 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piech, Paul Peter, born 1920 - died 1996 (artist)
    Neruda, Pablo, born 1904 - died 1973 (poet)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour line-block print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 72, box 38

Physical description

Colour lino-cut poster poem, 'Ode to the Tomato' by Pablo Neruda. In the upper-half of the sheet there are colour depictions of tomotoes, with three columns of text below. All against a white ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)


1976 (designed)
1976 (issued)


Piech, Paul Peter, born 1920 - died 1996 (artist)
Neruda, Pablo, born 1904 - died 1973 (poet)

Materials and Techniques

Colour line-block print


Height: 91.4 cm, Width: 58.6 cm

Descriptive line

'Ode to the Tomato' Colour lino-cut poster of the poem by Pablo Neruda. Designed by Paul Peter Piech, Great Britain, 1976.

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

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1



Subjects depicted

Tomatoes; Poetry; Text


Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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