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Poster - Harper's, May
  • Harper's, May
    Penfield, Edward, born 1866 - died 1925
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Harper's, May

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Penfield, Edward, born 1866 - died 1925 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by H. L. Sparks

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 60, box III

Physical description

Poster advertising the May 1895 issue of Harper's Magazine. It depicts a woman in a grey dress and long black gloves, standing in a field of sheep and holding a copy of the magazine.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1895 (made)


Penfield, Edward, born 1866 - died 1925 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Edward Penfield


Height: 16.75 in, Width: 13.375 in

Descriptive line

Poster, 'Harper's May', colour lithograph by Edward Penfield, United States, 1895

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)


Colour lithography

Subjects depicted



Posters; Prints; Advertising; Periodicals


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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