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The Cactus House Kew Gardens

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (issued)

  • Date:

    1922 (designed)
    1924(?) (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Newbould, Frank, born 1887 - died 1950 (artist)
    Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd. (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.405-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 71, box 11

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster advertising the Cactus House at Kew Gardens, London. A bold colour illustration showing two different types of cacti against a white ground, with a green linear border around the image and text lettered in orange below 'THE CACTUS HOUSE KEW GARDENS'.

Place of Origin

London (issued)

Date

1922 (designed)
1924(?) (issued)

Artist/maker

Newbould, Frank, born 1887 - died 1950 (artist)
Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd. (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Frank Newbould'
Signed.

'THE CACTUS HOUSE / KEW GARDENS'
Lettered in orange below the image.

Dimensions

Height: 100.6 cm, Width: 62.6 cm

Descriptive line

'The Cactus House, Kew Gardens'. Colour lithograph poster with a bold, colour illustration showing two types of cacti, advertising the Cactus House at Kew Gardens, London. Designed by Frank Newbould and issued by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd., 1924.

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 & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1924, published under the Authority of the Board of Education, London, 1926.

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Cacti

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Gardens & Gardening; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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