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Creator:
David Gentleman, born 1930, British
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by The Baynard Press, British
Title:
London Centenaries 1961
Date:
1961
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 40 x 24 3/4 inches (101.6 x 62.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In black, handwritten, along left edge: "David Gentleman". In black type, upper left box: "EMMA, LADY HAMILTON | 1761-1815" | Humbly-born wife of Sir William Hamilton | her name is forever linked with that of | Nelson. She eventually died impoverished at Calais. The National Maritime Museum has a | famous portrait by her friend Romney"; in smaller black type beneath: "Underground to Surrey Docks, then bus 70, 188. | Buses 163, 163A, 177, 180, 185, 228 direct." In black type, upper center box: "ALBERT, PRINCE CONSORT | 1819-1861 | Victoria's consort and a German who worked enthusiastically for his adopted country. He fathered the exhibition of 1851, and his Memorial, a notably fretted piece of Victoriana, | marks the site in Kensington Gardens"; in smaller black type beneath: "Buses 9, 46, 52, 73". In black type, upper right box: "ELIZABETH BARRET BROWNING | 1806-1861| Poetess and wfie of Robert Browning. The old | Wimpole Street house has gone, but you can | explore the Marylebo

Lettered, upper left: "EMMA, LADY HAMILTON | 1761-1815 | Humbly-born wife of Sir William Hamilton, her name is forever linked with that of Nelson. She eventually died impoverished, at Calais. The National Maritime Museum has a famous portrait by her friend Romney."; upper center: "ALBERT, PRINCE CONSORT | 1810-1861 | Victoria's consort and a German who worked enthusiastically for his adopted country. He fathered the Exhibition of 1851, and his Memorial, a notably fretted piece of Victorians, marks the site in Kensington Gardens."; upper right: "ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING | 1806-1861 | Poetess and wife of Robert Browning. The old Wimpole Street house as gone, but you can explore the Marylebone streets through which she, Robert Browning and 'Flush' dashed to their wedding in the Parish Church."; center left: "FRANCIS BACON | 1561-1626 | Statesman, philosopher, essayist (and playwright?) he was imprisoned for bribery, released but banished from Court. He made his home at Gorhambury, near St. Albans. You can inspect it at certain times in the summer."; center: "NICHOLAS HAWKSMOOR | 1661-1736 | Pupil and assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and worked with him at Greenwich, Chelsea, and St. Paul's. See his finest work at the City church of St. Mary Woolnoth, immediately over Bank Underground."; center right: "SAMUEL RICHARDSON | 1689-1761 | The Father of the English Novel began as a Fleet Street printer. He knew (and helped) Dr. Johnson. He was buried in St. Bride's Church, and the remains of his coffin can be seen in the ancient Crypt."; lower left: DANIEL DEFOE | 1661-1731 | As novelist he wrote the world's finest adventure story. As journalist he 'covered' both Fire and Plague (he was five years old at the time). He is buried, with Bunyan and William Blake, in Bunhill (Bonehill) Fields."; lower center: "EDWARD BOSCAWEN | 1711-1761 | Admiral of the Blue and amateur architect, nephew of the Duke of Marlborough and much loved by the lower deck, who knew him as 'Old Dreadnought.' A kindly likeness hangs in Room 6 of the National Portrait Gallery. | LONDON CENTENARIES 1961"; lower right: ALVERT CHEVALIER | 1861-1923 | Master of Cockney Sentiment, creator of My Old Dutch and a successful straight actor. His characters live on in the street markets of London. Try Club Row, Seister Street, E.1 on a Sunday Morning."

In black, handwritten, along left edge: "David Gentleman".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B1993.3.3
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4048
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