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Creator:
Anthony Atkinson, 1929–2014, British
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by John Swain and Son Ltd, British
Title:

Shere Church

Date:
1966
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 39 3/16 x 25 inches (99.5 x 63.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In artist's hand, in dark green, bottom right of image: "Anthony Atkinson". In dark green type, italic font, beneath image: "They days are pleasantly long; now is the time to enjoy the countryside. Buried deep in the | folds of the North Downs, the villages of the Tillingbourne valley - Shere, Gomshall, | Wotton, Abinger Hammer - quietly watch the river rustle the sedges and swell the ancient | hammer-ponds. Buy a Green Rover ticket, consult your free Country Bus map, and set out| for the day. Bus 425 runs frequently between Guildford and Dorking; this loveliest of country bus routes takes you, considerately, through a whole series of unspoiled villages." In dark green type, normal font, beneath: "Green Rovers| cost 6/- (children 3-). Buy them from any Country Bus conductor." In black type along bottom edge of poster, left: "266| 304M| 3500"; right: "Printed in England by John Swain & Sons Ltd."

Lettered, lower center: "The days are pleasantly long; now is the time to enjoy the countryside. Buried deep in the folds of the North Downs, the villages of the Tillingbourne valley - Shere, Gomshall, Wotton, Abinger Hammer - quietly watch the river rustle the sedges and swell the ancient hammer-ponds. Buy a Green Rover ticket, consult your free Country Bus map, and set out for the day. Bus 425 runs frequently between Guildford and Dorking; this loveliest of country bus routes takes you, considerately, through a whole series of unspoiled villages. | Green Rovers cost 6/- (children 3/-). Buy them from any Country Bus conductor."

In dark green, bottom right of image: "Anthony Atkinson"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B1993.3.10
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
church | landscape
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4042
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