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Creator:
John Bainbridge, 1920–1978, British
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by The Baynard Press, British
Title:

Verulamium: Careless Centurion from Gaul

Date:
1956
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 40 x 25 inches (101.6 x 63.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In artist's hand, in white, upper right corner of image: "BAINBRIDGE". In blue type, beneath image, center: "A careless Centurion from Gaul | Tore his toga on Hadrian's wall | He longed for his home | And the comforts of Rome"; continues in red, across bottom of page: " - or Verulamium, which had all mod., cons., inc. centr. heat. (some of them | are still there). Green Line chariots on routes 712, 713 and 714 would have | taken him from Londium to St. Albans, via Via Watling. Et tu Brute." In tiny black type, bottom edge of image, left: "756/1573 M/1500"; right: "THE BAYNARD PRESS".

Lettered, lower center: "A careless Centurion from Gaul | Tore his toga on Hadrian's wall | He longed for his home | And the comforts of Rome | -or Verulamium, which had all mod. cons. inc. cent. heat. (some of them are still there). Green Line chariots on routes 712, 713, and 714 would have taken him from Londinium to St. Albans via Via Watling. Et tu Brute."

In white, upper right corner of image: "BAINBRIDGE"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B1993.3.7
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4052
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