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Take up the Sword of Justice

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1916 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Partridge, John Bernard RI (Sir), born 1861 - died 1945 (artist)
    Parliamentary Recruiting Committee (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.956-1916

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case PR, shelf 82, box L

Physical description

Colour lithograph recruitment poster issued during the First World War. The design depicts the female personification of 'Justice' wearing a white dress with a red cape.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

ca.1916 (issued)

Artist/maker

Partridge, John Bernard RI (Sir), born 1861 - died 1945 (artist)
Parliamentary Recruiting Committee (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'TAKE UP THE / SWORD OF JUSTICE'
Lettered across the top of the design, above the image.

Dimensions

Height: 152.1 cm, Width: 101.6 cm

Descriptive line

'Take up the Sword of Justice'. Colour lithograph recruitment poster depicting the female personification of 'Justice'. Designed by John Bernard Partridge and issued by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee during the First World War, ca.1916.

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

Recruitment; Cape; Woman

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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