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Sunny Rhyl

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, United Kingdom (issued)

  • Date:

    1952 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mays, Douglas Lionel, born 1900 (designer)
    London Midland Region, British Railways (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by British Railways

  • Museum number:

    E.274-1952

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 70, box 58

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

Colour poster showing a crowd of children on the beach, one with her parents, watching a Punch and Judy show. One little boy is holding a bucket and spade, another a fishing net, and two boys are peering inside the tent, revealing the puppeteer's legs. In the background, people are riding donkeys and wading and swimming in the sea. A pier is also visible in the top-right corner.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, United Kingdom (issued)

Date

1952 (issued)

Artist/maker

Mays, Douglas Lionel, born 1900 (designer)
London Midland Region, British Railways (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Sunny RHYL / The Children's Paradise / Go By BRITISH RAILWAYS'

Dimensions

Diameter: 101.6 cm sheet, Width: 63.5 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Sunny Rhyl'. Colour lithograph poster showing a crowd of young children on the beach, gathered around a Punch and Judy show. Designed by Douglas Lionel Mays and issued by the London Midland Region, British Railways, 1952.

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
The full text of the entry is as follows:

'MAYS, Douglas Lionel (b 1900)
Sunny Rhyl. Poster issued by the London Midland Region, British Railways. 1952 S CL 107 x 67.7 cm
E.274-1952 fiche 26/G1'
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1952. London: HMSO, 1963.
The full text of the entry is as follows:

"Mays, Douglas Lionel (1900- )
Sunny Rhyl. Poster issued by the London Midland Region, British Railways, 1952.
Signed Mays.
Colour lithograph. Size of sheet 101.6 x 63.5 cm.
E.274-1952
Given by British Railways"

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Children; Beach; Donkey; Holiday; Punch and Judy; Swimsuits; Punch and Judy hut; Swimming trunks; Rhyl; Puppeteers

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Transport; Posters

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O593642
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