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Polperro, Cornwall

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1933 (designed)
    1933 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Miles, Maurice A. (artist)
    Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd. (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. T. E. Griffits

  • Museum number:

    E.5154-1958

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 71, box 4

Physical description

'Everywhere you go you can be sure of Shell'. Colour lithograph poster depicting some buildings and small fishing boats in Polperro, a village and fishing port in Cornwall, with the design text running above and below the image. Signed and dated 'M A Miles 1933'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1933 (designed)
1933 (issued)

Artist/maker

Miles, Maurice A. (artist)
Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd. (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'M A Miles 1933'
Signed and dated

Dimensions

Height: 78.74 cm, Width: 113.98 cm

Descriptive line

'Everywhere you go you can be sure of Shell'. Colour lithograph poster depicting an area of Polperro, a village and fishing port in Cornwall. Designed by Maurice A. Miles and issued by Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd., Great Britain, 1933.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
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

Coastal towns; Village; Fishing vessels; Port

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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