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Poster - The Mummy

The Mummy

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    ca.1896 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (artist)
    David Allen & Sons Ltd. (printers (people))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Norman B. Stone. Reproduced courtesy of Rosemary Meredith

  • Museum number:

    E.3307-1932

  • Gallery location:

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

This poster advertises a touring production of The Mummy, a farce by George Day and Allan Reed, originally produced at the Comedy Theatre in London, 11 August 1896. The ease with which Hassall produced posters, and his instinct for a lively and decorative approach, made him one of the most popular poster artists at the turn of the 20th century. Hassall clearly enjoyed depicting the unravelling embalming bands as fantastic shapes and incorporating the lettering into the design.

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster advertising a touring production of 'The Mummy', a farce by George Day and Allen Reed. Signed.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)

Date

ca.1896 (printed)

Artist/maker

Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (artist)
David Allen & Sons Ltd. (printers (people))

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography

Marks and inscriptions

Signed.

Dimensions

Height: 74.8 cm, Width: 50.9 cm

Descriptive line

'The Mummy'. Colour lithograph poster advertising a touring production of the farce by George Day and Allen Reed. Designed by John Hassall. Great Britain. ca.1896.

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

Mummy cases

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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