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Poster - "That ain't the comet Guv'nor …"
  • "That ain't the comet Guv'nor …"
    Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948
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"That ain't the comet Guv'nor …"

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1910 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Ogilvy Benson & Mather Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.60-1973

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case PR, shelf 218, box R

Physical description

“That Aint The Comet Guv`nor, That's a Voelker Mantle Your Looking At”. Colour lithograph poster advertising gas mantles and commenting on the appearance of a comet.
The design shows a night scene with a ‘toff’ in a black and white-topped top hat and dress coat, looking through a telescope at a bright light on top of a hill in the distance. His servant is wearing a brown bowler hat and sandy coloured car-coat with a red scarf and is pointing at the mantel.
Red text at top on blue sky background, with black text below. Signed.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1910 (issued)

Artist/maker

Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography

Marks and inscriptions

Signed.

Dimensions

Height: 300.4 cm, Width: 199.7 cm

Descriptive line

“That Aint The Comet Guv`nor, That's a Voelker Mantle Your Looking At”. Colour lithograph poster advertising gas mantles. Designed by John Hassall. Great Britain. 1910.

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

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Bowlers; Telescope; Mantles; Coat; Top hat

Categories

Advertising; Prints; Architectural fittings; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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