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London History at the London Museum

  • Object:

    Poster Design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1922 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tempera and body colour

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.1-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case JJ, shelf 16, box D

Physical description

Original design for the poster 'London History at the London Museum', showing graphic image of a burning building with huge flames and streams of smoke.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1922 (made)

Artist/maker

Kauffer, Edward McKnight, born 1890 - died 1954 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Tempera and body colour

Marks and inscriptions

'E McK Kauffer 22'
Signed and dated.

Dimensions

Height: 52.4 cm, Width: 34 cm

Descriptive line

'London History at The London Museum'. Original design by Edward McKnight Kauffer for a poster issued by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd. in 1922.

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.

Production Note

The resultant poster was issued by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd. in 1922.

Materials

Tempera; Body colour

Techniques

Tempera

Subjects depicted

Fires

Categories

Posters; Transport; Drawings; Designs; Advertising; London history

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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