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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1930 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case EXP

Physical description

Rectangular landscape layout colour lithograph poster showing young twenty-somethings by the edge of a swimming pool. In the foreground, a woman in a pair of tight blue shorts and a sleeveless white top (one strap of which is hanging off her shoulder) has her arms held out behind her, as a man is putting a gown on her. A girl in a red swimming costume and cap is chasing after a red ball; another woman in a yellow and blue outfit is walking along with a parasol; another man and woman are sat talking; crowds of people are in the background and a pavilion.
Signed 'F.Matania'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)


ca.1930 (issued)


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

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 101.2 cm, Width: 124.6 cm, Height: 1260 mm sheet, Width: 1007 mm sheet

Descriptive line

'Southport'. Colour lithograph poster depicting young people by an outdoor swimming pool, with a pavilion visible in the background. Designed by Fortunino Matania and issued by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company, ca.1930.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.
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


Paper; Ink


Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Pavilion; Ball; Shorts; Swimming caps; Women; Swimsuits; Swimming pool


Prints; Advertising; Transport; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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