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Creator:
John Farleigh, 1900–1965, British
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by Curwen Press, British
Title:

Westminster Abbey

Date:
1961
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 40 x 24 7/8 inches (101.6 x 63.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In artist's hand, in black, beneath image, left: "John Farleigh". In brown type, beneath image, across page: "Westminster Abbey is today mostly Early English Gothic of the time of Henry III. Stand by| the tomb of the Unknown Warrior to appreciate the glory of the loftiest nave in England.| Inspect Chaucer's tomb in Poets' Corner, then pass on to the chancel. Here are the royal| tombs with their magnificent effigies, the Coronation Chair, and the splendour of Henry VII's| Chapel with its banners of the Order of the Bath and its perfect fan vaulting." In smaller brown italic type, beneath: "From VISITOR'S LONDON, London Transport's official guide-book, price 5/- at most Underground stations, at London| Transport Enquiry Offices or post-free from the Publicity Officer, Griffith House, 280 Marylebone Road, N.W.1" In small black type, bottom left corner: "161/133M/2500" and bottom right corner: "CURWEN PRESS".

Lettered, lower center: "Westminster Abbey is today mostly Early English Gothic of the time of Henry III. Stand by the tomb of the Unknown Warrior to appreciate the glory of the loftiest nave in England. Inspect Chaucer's tomb in Poets' Corner, then pass on to the chancel. Here are the royal tombs with their magnificent effigies, the Coronation Chair, and the splendour of Henry VII's Chapel with its banners of the Order of the Bath and its perfect fan vaulting."

In black, beneath image, left: "John Farleigh"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B1991.46.7
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3223
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