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Waltham Abbey by Tram

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (issued)

  • Date:

    1922 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paine, Charles, born 1895 - died 1967 (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.1092-1922

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster with an illustration of a monk, viewed in profile, sitting at a writing desk in a room with blue walls (possibly a scriptorium). He is facing to the left of the image, wearing black robes with the hood pulled up and with a halo depicted behind his head. There is a lantern suspended from the ceiling before him, a black jug on the floor by his chair and a white mouse by the base of his writing desk. 'WALTHAM ABBEY BY TRAM' lettered in black below the image.

Place of Origin

London (issued)

Date

1922 (issued)

Artist/maker

Paine, Charles, born 1895 - died 1967 (artist)
Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd. (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Charles Paine'
Signed.

'WALTHAM ABBEY / BY TRAM'
Lettered in black below the image.

Dimensions

Height: 75.2 cm, Width: 49.6 cm

Descriptive line

'Waltham Abbey by Tram'. Colour lithograph poster with an illustration of a monk, viewed in profile, sitting at a writing desk in a room with blue walls. Designed by Charles Paine and issued by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd., 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

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Mouse; Tourism; Halo; Writing desk; Monk; Writing; Lantern; Quill; Robes; Abbey; Jug

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Transport; Christianity; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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