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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1931 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Williamson, Harold Sandys, born 1892 - died 1978 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tempera on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Underground Electric Railways Co.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case JJ, shelf 18, box A

Physical description

Design for a poster depicting a crowd of fashionable young men and women, some standing and some seated around tables. In the background a jazz band is playing (including a man on the grand piano and severl men playing brass instruments) and a woman in a blue dress is dancing.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca.1931 (made)


Williamson, Harold Sandys, born 1892 - died 1978 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Tempera on paper


Height: 29.875 in, Width: 18.75 in

Descriptive line

Drawing by Harold Sandys Williamson, original design for poster advertising the Underground Railways, 'Why not the thrilling 'thirties?,' tempera, Britain, ca.1931

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

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


Paper; Tempera



Subjects depicted

Music; Dancing


Posters; Advertising; Transport; Entertainment & Leisure; Drawings; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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