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Little Red Riding Hood

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    late 19th century - early 20th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs J.T. Clarke

  • Museum number:

    E.391-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 67, box B

Physical description

'Little Red Riding Hood'. Colour lithograph poster advertising the pantomime. The design shows a young woman in a bright red cape and bonnet, holding a basket under her cape, looking at a row of large poppies. On a path behind her a wolf can be seen stalking her in the distance, with trunks of trees to the right. Text runs along the top of the sheet in pale green, on a red ground. Signed.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

late 19th century - early 20th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography

Marks and inscriptions

Signed.

Dimensions

Height: 70.6 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Descriptive line

'Little Red Riding Hood'. Colour lithograph poster advertising the pantomime. Designed by John Hassall. Great Britain. Late 19th - early 20th century.

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
Malhotra, R. and Thon, C., eds. Das frühe Plakat in Europa und den USA: Ein Bestandskatalog, Band I, Grossbritannien; Vereinigte Staaten von Nordamerika. Berlin. 1973.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Pantomime; Poppies; Basket; Theatre; Wolf; Girl; Cape; Bonnet

Categories

Advertising; Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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