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Poster - The Meeting between Generals Grant and Lee at Appomattox, April 1865
  • The Meeting between Generals Grant and Lee at Appomattox, April 1865
    Fraser, Claud Lovat, born 1890 - died 1921
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The Meeting between Generals Grant and Lee at Appomattox, April 1865

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    England (issued)

  • Date:

    1919 (designed)
    1921 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fraser, Claud Lovat, born 1890 - died 1921 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography

  • Museum number:

    E.1994-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 66, box B

Physical description

The Meeting between Generals Grant and Lee at Appomattox, April 1865. Colour lithograph poster advertising a production of John Drinkwater's play Abraham Lincoln.

Place of Origin

England (issued)

Date

1919 (designed)
1921 (issued)

Artist/maker

Fraser, Claud Lovat, born 1890 - died 1921 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated 1919.

Dimensions

Height: 75.5 cm, Width: 50 cm

Object history note

This poster was probably intended for the play's original production at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith on 19 February 1919, but Millard [Millard, C. The printed work of Claud Lovat Fraser. London. 1923. p. 274.] implies that it was first used for the revival produced at the Lyceum Theatre, London, 6 July 1921.

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The Meeting between Generals Grant and Lee at Appomattox, April 1865. Colour lithograph poster advertising a London production of John Drinkwater's play 'Abraham Lincoln.' Designed by Claud Lovat Fraser, 1919.

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
Millard, C. The printed work of Claud Lovat Fraser. London. 1923. p. 274.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1924, published under the Authority of the Board of Education, London, 1926.

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Theatre

Categories

Theatre; Entertainment & Leisure; Advertising; Posters; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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