South Kensington London Transport poster

Made:
1936 in London
maker:
Curwen Press
and
Edward Alexander Wadsworth
Edward Alexander Wadsworth (1889-1949), 'SOUTH KENSINGTON [...] FOR THE MUSEUMS', one of two lithographs in colours,

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Edward Alexander Wadsworth (1889-1949), 'SOUTH KENSINGTON [...] FOR THE MUSEUMS', one of two lithographs in colours,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

London Transport Poster by Edward Alexander Wadsworth (1889-1949), 'SOUTH KENSINGTON [...] FOR THE MUSEUMS', one of two lithographs in colours, 1936, printed by Curwen Press, Plaistow, London; backed on linen

In 1936 the London Transport Board (now Transport for London) published two posters designed by Edward Wadsworth (2012-170 and 2012-171) to promote the South Kensington Museum. Wadsworth was inspired by the abstract forms he found within the Science Museum collections, including this late-19th-century plaster model of a cubic surface model of a cubic surface representing an equation.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
2012-171
Materials:
linen (textile) and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 1010 mm x 628 mm
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
  • planographic print