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Blackpool

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1937 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Matania, Fortunino, born 1881 - died 1963 (artist)
    London, Midland and Scottish Railway (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. Reginald H. D. Mayes

  • Museum number:

    E.3861-1953

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case PR, shelf 78, box L

Physical description

Poster, signed 'F. Matania'.
'Blackpool'. Colour lithograph poster showing the promenade near the North Pier, with Blackpool Tower in the distance. Crowds of people are walking the path along the seafront, sitting on the stone benches or sunbathing on the beach. They include a young girl standing on the wall, with her right arm raised; she is wearing a mustard-yellow, thirties, two-piece swimming costume, with a yellow cape with double yellow pom-poms tied at the front.

Another girl wearing a purple and white two-piece swimsuit and purple cape is holding a red and blue beach ball on her lap. She is sitting next to a young man wearing a white shirt and grey slacks.

On the steps on the left is a woman wearing a one-piece green swimsuit, swimming cap and green and white floral cape, carrying a white handbag. Other people include men, women and children, all enjoying the sunny day, with a blue sky and white fluffy clouds along the horizon.

The Corporation of Blackpool crest is in the bottom-left corner and the London Midland & Scottish Railway crest is in the bottom right corner.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

ca.1937 (issued)

Artist/maker

Matania, Fortunino, born 1881 - died 1963 (artist)
London, Midland and Scottish Railway (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'F. Matania'
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 101.6 cm, Width: 127 cm

Descriptive line

Fortunino Matania. 'Blackpool'. Colour lithograph poster showing the promenade near the North Pier, with Blackpool Tower in the distance. Issued by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company, ca.1937.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 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

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Crests; Tourism; Men; Coast-lines; Sea; Clouds; Pier; Swimsuits; Beach ball; Handbag; Swimming; Women; Capes; Girls; Pom-poms; Slacks; Tower

Categories

Posters; Advertising; Transport; Entertainment & Leisure; Scotland; Tourism & Travel

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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