Print

20th century (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Wilfrid R. Addey was a commercial artist for over sixty years, working for Dorland advertising and Mitchells among other London advertising firms. His work shows the range of products and illustration styles, from aeroplanes and cars, beer and perfume, to satirical cartoons and calendar pin-up girls and is representative of the post war boom in advertising during the late 1940s and 1950s.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Offset lithograph? on paper
Brief Description
Offset lithograph reproducing scraperboard drawing for a Mitchells & Butlers beer advert, by Wilfrid R. Addey; British, 20th century
Physical Description
Print reproducing a scraperboard drawing for a Mitchells & Butlers beer advert, featuring glasses and bottle of beer, tennis racquet, tennis balls, scarf, deck chair, tennis cap.
Dimensions
  • Height: 27.7cm
  • Width: 17.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • [MITCHEL]LS & BUTLERS / [EX]PORT / [PAL]E ALE (On beer bottle label (Mitchells & Butlers Export Pale Ale))
  • Your advantage / Mitchells & Butlers / "Good Honest Beer" (Top centre)
Credit line
Given by K. D. and E. F. Law
Historical context
Wilfrid R. Addey worked as a commercial artist for over sixty years, working for Dorland advertising and Mitchells among other London advertising firms.
Subjects depicted
Summary
Wilfrid R. Addey was a commercial artist for over sixty years, working for Dorland advertising and Mitchells among other London advertising firms. His work shows the range of products and illustration styles, from aeroplanes and cars, beer and perfume, to satirical cartoons and calendar pin-up girls and is representative of the post war boom in advertising during the late 1940s and 1950s.
Collection
Accession Number
E.172-2003

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record createdMay 12, 2009
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