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Creator:
Bill Leeson, born 1934, British
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by Leonard Ripley & Company Ltd, British
Title:

Ancient and Modern

Date:
1965
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 39 3/16 x 24 15/16 inches (99.5 x 63.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In artist's hand, in black, left of image, bottom: "Bill Leeson '65". In red, beneath image: "ANCIENT AND MODERN;" continues in green: "mingle in London's countryside; new communities| have been grafted with understanding on to market towns that have| known the quiet of centuries. London Transport's new Country Walks book| links old with new, and the bustle of urban everyday with country peace." In smaller red print, beneath: "Buy Country Walks (Book Two) 1967 edition at Underground station ticket offices, London Transport| Enquiry Offices, or post free from the Publicity Officer, Griffith House, 280, Marylebone Road, N.W. 1.| Also obtainable at station bookstalls and branches of W.H. Smith Ltd."

Lettered, lower center: "ANCIENT AND MODERN mingle in London's countryside; new communities have been grafted with understanding on to market towns that have known the quiet of centuries. London Transport's new Country Walks book links old with new, and the bustle of urban everyday with country peace. | Buy Country Walks (Book Two) 1967 edition at Underground station ticket offices, London Transport Enquiry Offices, or post free from the Publicity Officer, Griffith House, 280, Marylebone Road, N.W.I. Also obtainable at station bookstalls and branches of W. H. Smith Ltd."

In black, left of image, bottom: "Bill Leeson '65"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B1991.46.3
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3219
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