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Creator:
Shirley Mensforth, born 1936, British
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by The Baynard Press, British
Title:
Westminster Abbey: Royal Effigies
Date:
1961
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 40 x 25 inches (101.6 x 63.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In black, upper right corner: "S. Mensforth"; in black type (except for the first "W," which is in red) beneath image, across page; 'Was Edward III in his later years a Grand Old Manor an immoral dotard?| Was his Queen Philippa as good a cook as she looks? Was Richard II| a neurotic dictator or an Oxford don? Was his Queen Anne of Bohemia a beloved| saint or a crashing bore? Was Henry VII really as scholarly as he looked to Torrigiano?...Let the royal effiges in Westminster Abbey give you their own answers| to such rude questions and so bring you close to the heart of our English story". In small black type, bottom left corner: "26|488M|2700" and bottom right corner: "THE BAYNARD PRESS"

Lettered, lower center: "WAS Edward III in his later years a Grand Old Man or an immoral dotard? Was his Queen Philippa as good a cook as she looks? Was Richard II a neurotic dictator or an Oxford don? Was his Queen Anne of Bohemia a beloved saint or a crashing bore? Was Henry VII really as scholarly as he looked to Torrigiano?... Let the royal effigies in Westminster Abbey give you their own answers to such rude questions, and so bring you close to the heart of our English story."

In black, upper right corner: "S. Mensforth"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B1991.46.9
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3225
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