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The Shakespeare Suite

1964 (made)
Place of origin

Lithograph in red and black

Object details

Object type
TitleThe Shakespeare Suite (series title)
Brief description
Lithograph by Ernest Albert Dunn from the 'Shakespeare Suite', entitled 'Macbeth'. Great Britain, 1964.
Physical description
Lithograph in red and black
Credit line
Given by the Royal College of Art
Object history
This is from a series of 26 prints of which the department has 4, created as part of a joint project between the RCA's print department in 1964 and the Royal Shakespeare Company. They were originally exhibited at the RSC's Mermaid Theatre in London.
Bibliographic reference
The following excerpt is from the Tim Mara archive on 'Edwin la Dell (1914-1970) became lithography tutor at the College in 1948 and later the department Professor from 1955 until his death in 1970. He oversaw the production of several print portfolios during his time as both Tutor and Professor, most notably 'The Coronation Suite' in 1953 and the 'Wapping to Windsor' series in 1957-8. The department then produced a third collection, the 'Shakespeare' series in 1964 to commemorate the anniversary of the playwright's birth. All were lithographic projects reflective of the mass-market appeal for illustrative fine art prints at a relatively inexpensive price.'
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Record createdApril 20, 2009
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