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"Bournemouth Belle"

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1931 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Johnson, Andrew, born 1893 - died 1973 (artist)
    Southern Railway (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Southern Railway Co.

  • Museum number:

    E.341-1932

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 68, box 47

Physical description

"Bournemouth Belle". Colour lithograph poster with a design showing a steam train just pulling away from a platform; A man and woman in smart dress are waving people off and others are waiting on the platform; The train has the letters 'SR' written in black in a white circle, symbolising Southern Railways, and the numbers '862' are wrtten on the front of the train, in gold on a red ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1931 (issued)

Artist/maker

Johnson, Andrew, born 1893 - died 1973 (artist)
Southern Railway (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography

Marks and inscriptions

Signed.

'SR'
On train within design.

'862'
On train within design.

Dimensions

Height: 100.7 cm, Width: 63.2 cm

Descriptive line

"Bournemouth Belle". Colour lithograph poster with a design showing a steam train pulling away from a platform. Designed by Andrew Johnson and issued by the Southern Railway, Great Britain, 1931.

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
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Trains (vehicle groupings); People; Platforms; Railway stations; Travel

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Transport; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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