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Take the air by Underground

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (issued)

  • Date:

    1927 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Longley, Stanislaus Soutten, born 1894 - died 1966 (artist)
    Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd. (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.1647-1927

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 70, box A

Physical description

'Take the air by Underground'. Colour lithograph poster with a stylised image of a man and woman in pseudo-Victorian dress walking in a park, in a circle.

Place of Origin

London (issued)

Date

1927 (issued)

Artist/maker

Longley, Stanislaus Soutten, born 1894 - died 1966 (artist)
Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd. (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Signed.

'TAKE THE AIR / BY / UNDERGROUND'
Text of design.

Dimensions

Height: 50.3 cm, Width: 31.8 cm

Descriptive line

'Take the Air'. Colour lithograph poster designed by Stanislaus S. Longley for the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd., 1927.

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 and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Bonnet; Woman; Top hat; Travel; Man

Categories

Transport; Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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