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Poster - The Siege of Troy or The Giant Horse of Sinon
  • The Siege of Troy or The Giant Horse of Sinon
    T. Romney
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The Siege of Troy or The Giant Horse of Sinon

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (printed)

  • Date:

    1833 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    T. Romney (printers (people))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodcut and letterpress

  • Museum number:

    S.2-1983

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, room 106b, case WE, shelf EXP

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A poster advertising an equine spectacle at Astley's Circus, Westminster Bridge Road, London on 29 April 1833. A large woodcut image on a poster was a novel addition at this date and a real draw for the many illiterate people who populated London. Philip Astley, whose circus this poster advertised, was particularly astute at publicity. He even adopted the French technique of displaying posters on an advertising cart that could be towed through the streets.

Place of Origin

London, England (printed)

Date

1833 (printed)

Artist/maker

T. Romney (printers (people))

Materials and Techniques

Woodcut and letterpress

Dimensions

Height: 740 mm, Width: 510 mm

Exhibition History

Theatre and Performance (Victoria and Albert Museum, Galleries 103 -106 01/01/2009-31/12/2009)

Subjects depicted

Horse; Roman

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Collection code

T&P

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