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Christmas menu for the Hyde Park Hotel

Print
1923 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This booklet was produced for the 1923 Hyde Park Hotel's Christmas menu. The hotel is on Piccadilly and is now called the Park Lane Hotel. The menu is illustrated with pictures which had previously been made by the Scottish illustrator, Jessie Marion King for an edition of 'The Studio' in 1919.

Jessie Marion King is best known as a designer and book illustrator. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art, and her distinctive linear style of illustration reflects the influence of the dynamic and innovative designers, such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who helped form what became known as the Glasgow style at the turn of the 19th century. She enjoyed a varied career, designing jewellery and textiles for Liberty & Co. and textiles for Alexander Morton & Co. She enjoyed fame and recognition in her own lifetime, when many of her designs were published in 'The Studio' and exhibited in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Berlin and Turin.


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This object consists of 2 parts.

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TitleChristmas menu for the Hyde Park Hotel (generic title)
Materials and techniques
die stamping (front cover); colour process print (illustration on title page); colour photogravure (accompanying illustrations)
Brief description
Hyde Park Hotel Christmas menu, 'A Carol: Good King Wenceslas' with reproductions of drawings by Jessie M. King; 1923
Physical description
The front cover of the menu/booklet has an embossed holly wreath in the centre of which is a heraldic stag and a scroll with the name of the hotel, 'Hyde Park Hotel'. On the back cover is the Christmas menu 'Noel 1923'. Inside the cover is a title page with the message 'With Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas' and a separate sheet with the title of the booklet and an illustration by Jessie King showing carol singers. The first two pages contain the full text of 'Good King Wenceslas' and a page of music for the carol. The following pages contain illustrations by Jessie King on one side and the text of the carol on the other.
Dimensions
  • Cover of the book height: 25.3cm
  • Cover of the book width: 19.3cm
  • Booklet inside the cover height: 25cm
  • Booklet inside the cover width: 19cm
  • Title page illustration height: 13.8cm
  • Title page illustration width: 11.6cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • HYDE PARK HOTEL (In embossed lettering on the front cover)
  • Noel 1923 Menu Whitstables Natives Delice de Foie Gras Tortue Claire Timbale de Sole aux Ecrevisses Dindonneau aux Truffes Crême de Celeris Mignonnette d'Agneau de Lait Princière Pointes d'Asperges Vertes Caille Royale au Champagne Salade des Capucins Plum Pudding aux Feux de Joie Parfait Glacé Samaritaine Friandises (In embossed lettering on the back of the cover)
  • Truslove & Hanson 6b Sloane St., S.W.1 (In the bottom right hand corner of the back cover)
Credit line
Gift from Virginia Louise Tynan in memory of her parents who worked at the Hyde Park Hotel
Object history
The menu belonged to the donor's father Luigi Silva, who was head waiter at the Hyde Park Hotel and the donor's mother, who was the first woman bookeeper and receptionist at the Hyde Park Hotel.
Summary
This booklet was produced for the 1923 Hyde Park Hotel's Christmas menu. The hotel is on Piccadilly and is now called the Park Lane Hotel. The menu is illustrated with pictures which had previously been made by the Scottish illustrator, Jessie Marion King for an edition of 'The Studio' in 1919.

Jessie Marion King is best known as a designer and book illustrator. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art, and her distinctive linear style of illustration reflects the influence of the dynamic and innovative designers, such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who helped form what became known as the Glasgow style at the turn of the 19th century. She enjoyed a varied career, designing jewellery and textiles for Liberty & Co. and textiles for Alexander Morton & Co. She enjoyed fame and recognition in her own lifetime, when many of her designs were published in 'The Studio' and exhibited in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Berlin and Turin.
Bibliographic reference
'Good King Wenceslas: a carol/illustrated by Jessie M. King; The Studio; 1919
Collection
Accession number
E.22.1-2000

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Record createdFebruary 15, 2001
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