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Lend a hand on the land ...

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1939-45 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nunney, John (artist)
    H. M. Stationery Office (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.507-1973

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Colour offset lithograph poster encouraging the public to support agriculture in Britain during the Second World War. The design shows the hands of a man rolling up his white shirt sleeves, set against the background of a vast blue sky above a cornfield. 'Lend a hand on the land ...' lettered in a black cursive font across the centre of the image.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

ca.1939-45 (issued)

Artist/maker

Nunney, John (artist)
H. M. Stationery Office (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Signed.

'Lend a hand on the land ...'
Lettered in a black cursive font across the centre of the image.

Dimensions

Height: 50 cm, Width: 37.3 cm

Descriptive line

'Lend a hand on the land ...'. Colour offset lithograph poster encouraging the public to support agriculture in Britain during the Second World War. Designed by John Nunney, Great Britain, 1939-45.

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

Production Note

Issued during the Second World War.

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Machinery (agricultural); Hands; Agriculture

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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