Victoria Embankment

Poster
1926 (issued)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Monica Rawlins was a poster designer, portrait painter and woodcut artist. She studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts under Leon Underwood between 1925 and 1928, designing this single poster for the LCCT in 1926. She left her diaries to the National Library of Wales which span the majority of her life (with gaps) beginning at the age of seven in 1910 and ending two years before her death in 1990. A short BBC Radio 4 drama based on diaries entitled 'Writing the Century: The View from the Windows' was released in 2015.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
colour lithograph
Brief Description
Poster for London Tramways (LCCT) by Monica Rawlins depicting the Victoria Embankment. Great Britain, 1926.
Physical Description
Colour poster
Dimensions
  • Height: 28.375in
  • Width: 14.125in
Credit line
Given by the London County Council Tramways
Summary
Monica Rawlins was a poster designer, portrait painter and woodcut artist. She studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts under Leon Underwood between 1925 and 1928, designing this single poster for the LCCT in 1926. She left her diaries to the National Library of Wales which span the majority of her life (with gaps) beginning at the age of seven in 1910 and ending two years before her death in 1990. A short BBC Radio 4 drama based on diaries entitled 'Writing the Century: The View from the Windows' was released in 2015.
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1926, London: Board of Education, 1927.
Collection
Accession Number
E.11-1926

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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