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The Mummy

Poster
ca.1896 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This poster advertises a touring production of The Mummy, a farce by George Day and Allan Reed, originally produced at the Comedy Theatre in London, 11 August 1896. The ease with which Hassall produced posters, and his instinct for a lively and decorative approach, made him one of the most popular poster artists at the turn of the 20th century. Hassall clearly enjoyed depicting the unravelling embalming bands as fantastic shapes and incorporating the lettering into the design.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithography
Brief Description
'The Mummy'. Colour lithograph poster advertising a touring production of the farce by George Day and Allen Reed. Designed by John Hassall. Great Britain. ca.1896.
Physical Description
Colour lithograph poster advertising a touring production of 'The Mummy', a farce by George Day and Allen Reed. Signed.
Dimensions
  • Sheet height: 748mm
  • Sheet width: 509mm
  • Image height: 715mm
  • Image width: 485mm
Dimensions taken from: 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: 74.8 x 50.9 cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Signed.
Credit line
Given by Norman B. Stone. Reproduced courtesy of Rosemary Meredith
Subject depicted
Summary
This poster advertises a touring production of The Mummy, a farce by George Day and Allan Reed, originally produced at the Comedy Theatre in London, 11 August 1896. The ease with which Hassall produced posters, and his instinct for a lively and decorative approach, made him one of the most popular poster artists at the turn of the 20th century. Hassall clearly enjoyed depicting the unravelling embalming bands as fantastic shapes and incorporating the lettering into the design.
Bibliographic References
  • 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
  • Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
Other Number
17/E1 - V&A microfiche
Collection
Accession Number
E.3307-1932

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record createdFebruary 18, 2003
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