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Up River: Balloon Girl

  • Object:

    Poster design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Taylor, Fred, born 1875 - died 1963 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Original design for a poster for the London Underground Railways, depicting a woman in a patterned dress holding a bunch of balloons and looking out over the river.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1920 (made)


Taylor, Fred, born 1875 - died 1963 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Fred Taylor


Height: 29.4375 in, Width: 19.375 in

Descriptive line

'Up River: Balloon Girl', original design for a poster advertising the London Underground Railways, tempera, Fred Taylor, ca. 1920

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1925, London: Board of Education, 1926.


Paper (fiber product); Tempera



Subjects depicted

Rivers; Balloon; Summer; Boating; Rowing


Designs; Posters; Entertainment & Leisure; Transport


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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