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Creator:
Mary M. Kessel, 1914–1977
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004
Printed by Gilbert Whitehead and Company Ltd
Title:

Kew Gardens

Date:
1964
Materials & Techniques:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 39 x 24 15/16 inches (99.1 x 63.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In artist's hand, in black, bottom left corner of image: "Mary Kessell". In brown type, beneath image: "How is your euphorbia? Does your impatiens ever get out of hand? Is your fleabane| up to scratch? An hour or two in Kew in the blaze of its summer blossom will put| you right. Outside, under trees and birdsong, or inside, under their acres of glass,| the Royal Botanic Gardens [italics] provide inspiration for the expert, pleasure for the least| knowledgeable lover of flowers. Open 10-8 (or sunset if earlier) 3d. Houses 1-4.50| (5.50 on Sundays). Museums 10-4.50 (5.50 on Sundays)." In red italic type, beneath, right: "Underground to Kew Gardens." In tiny black type, along bottom edge of image, left: "264/310M/2700"; right: "PRINTED BY GILBT. WHITEHEAD & CO. LTD".

Lettered, lower center: "How is your euphorbia? Does your impatiens ever get out of hand? Is your fleabane up to scratch? An hour or two in Kew in the blaze of its summer blossom will put you right. Outside, under trees and birdsong, or inside, under their acres of glass, the Royal Botanic Gardens provide inspiration for the expert, pleasure for the least knowledgeable lover of flowers. Open 10-8 (or sunset if earlier) 3d. House 1-4.50 (5.50 on Sundays). Museums 10-4.50 (5.50 on Sundays). | Underground to Kew Gardens"

In black, bottom left corner of image: "Mary Kessell"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B2000.8.13
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
advertisement | botanical subject | flowers | gardens
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Greater London | Kew Gardens | Richmond | Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:48763
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