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Shells

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1956 (issued)
    1955-1956 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hillier, Tristram Paul, born 1905 - died 1983 (designer)
    Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd. (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph and letterpress printing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.1460-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case SS, shelf 15, box A

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster, one of a series of Shell Nature Studies. Signed and dated.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1956 (issued)
1955-1956 (designed)

Artist/maker

Hillier, Tristram Paul, born 1905 - died 1983 (designer)
Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd. (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph and letterpress printing

Marks and inscriptions

'Hillier 1955'
'Hillier, '56'
The series (E.1460-1471-1963) is signed and dated, with variations.

'13'
Numbered

Dimensions

Height: 73.7 cm size of sheet, Width: 50.8 cm size of sheet

Object history note

This is one of twelve posters forming a series of Shell Nature Studies, issued by Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd..

Descriptive line

Shells. Poster (one of twelve) forming a series of Shell Nature Studies. Colour offset lithograph and letterpress print. Design by Tristram Hillier. Issued by Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd., Great Britain, 1956.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . 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 offset lithography; Letterpress printing

Subjects depicted

Nature

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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