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Eat More Fish

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1930-35 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nunney, John (artist)
    Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.508-1973

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 71, box C

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster showing various sportsmen and women wearing white uniforms. A male cricket player wearing a red cap and holding a cricket bat is in the centre of the design, two women with short black hair are playing tennis behind him and there is a man sprinting and another jumping in the top-right corner. 'GIVE THEM FISH' lettered in red and 'it's so easily digested' lettered in grey across the top of the poster.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

ca.1930-35 (issued)

Artist/maker

Nunney, John (artist)
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'NUNNEY'
Signed at the bottom of the central image.

'GIVE THEM FISH'
Lettered across the top of the design in red.

'it's so easily digested'
Lettered in grey below.

'EAT MORE FISH'
Lettered below the central image in green and black.

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm, Width: 50.7 cm

Descriptive line

'Give them Fish it's so easily digested. Eat More Fish'. Colour lithograph poster showing various sportsmen and women wearing white uniforms. Designed by John Nunney and possibly issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Great Britain, ca.1930-35.

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

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Sportswomen; Cricket bat; Sportsmen; Tennis; Uniforms; Cricket; Tennis racquet; Sport

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Eating; Sport; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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