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General joy

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (printed)

  • Date:

    1928 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vera Willoughby, born 1870 - died 1939 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London Ltd. Reproduced courtesy of the London Transport Museum

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2F, shelf DR77, box BRITISH MUSEUM POSTERS

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This poster was issued by the London General Omnibus Company. The Hungarian-born Vera Willoughby (died 1939) was a watercolour painter and illustrator, as well as a costume and poster designer. The design in this poster emphasises the joyous combination of speed, freedom and sunshine on a summer-day excursion on London’s open-topped double-decker buses. Willoughby’s work was inspired by 18th century decoration and influenced by Art Deco. But she was also a keen observer of the contemporary social scene and its fashions.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (printed)


1928 (printed)


Vera Willoughby, born 1870 - died 1939 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph on paper


Height: 1125 mm, Width: 632 mm

Subjects depicted

Advertisements; Double-deck buses


Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Transport; Posters

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