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Poster - 'How bravely Autumn paints upon the sky...'
  • 'How bravely Autumn paints upon the sky...'
    Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954
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'How bravely Autumn paints upon the sky...'

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (issued)

  • Date:

    1955 (issued)
    1938 (first issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.685-1955

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 69, box 64

Physical description

Poster advertising a memorial exhibition of the artist's work held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 7 October - 27 November 1955. The design shows a woodland scene in autumn and features a quote from the poet Thomas Hood. Signed 'E. McKnight Kauffer Hon. R.D.I.'

Place of Origin

London (issued)

Date

1955 (issued)
1938 (first issued)

Artist/maker

Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'E. McKnight Kauffer Hon. R.D.I.'
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 101.6 cm, Width: 63.5 cm

Object history note

This is a 1955 re-issue of a design that was first issued by the London Passenger Transport Board in 1938 (see Circ.407-1971).

Descriptive line

'How bravely Autumn paints upon the sky...' Poster advertising a memorial exhibition of the artist's work held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The design shows a woodland scene in autumn and features a quote from the poet Thomas Hood. A re-issue of a 1938 poster designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. Great Britain, 1955.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963
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

This is a 1955 re-issue of a design that was first issued by the London Passenger Transport Board in 1938 (see Circ.407-1971).

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Exhibition; Quotations (texts); Woodland; Autumn

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Tiles; History of the V&A; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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