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Joan Beales, born 1926
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004
Printed by The Baynard Press
London's Museums
Materials & Techniques:
Sheet: 40 1/16 x 25 inches (101.8 x 63.5 cm)

Lettered, center: "DINOSAURS are further in time than in yards | from Hawker Hunters; the Parthenon is no more than a minute | from Magna Carta; and Nelson's tunic with its torn epaulette | is but a bus ride from the Victory's log book. Time stands | still in the moment of beauty or triumph. | What rewards do you seek for the moments you give in the | London Museums? Is it the serenity of the Angel of the | Annunciation in the Victoria and Albert, the physical structure | of your acre of the world in the Geological, the partnership of | fame and fabric in the London? Or are you a student who can | find an infinite field of research in your chosen subject, tracing, | perhaps, the interplay between man and machine down the years? | Whatever your inclination you can realize a lasting pleasure | in exploring the museums, adding fuel to your enthusiasm,and | perhaps discovering a new interest that will be yours for life. | London transport issues a free leaflet describing the London Museums and showing | how to get to them. Visitor's London, an official guide book to London and London's | country, costs 4s. 6d. Both are obtainable from the Publicity Officer, 55 Broadway, S.W.I | Make the most of your public transport"

Signed and dated upper right: "Joan Beales 55"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | botany | bull | cases | children | dinosaurs | dodo | dollhouses | dolls | elephant (animal) | exhibition | fish | fossils | genre subject | hats | leaves | museology | museums | plants | science | sketching | sleeping | spinning wheel | tourism | tourism | tourists | transportation | transportation | zebra (mammal)
Associated Places:
England | Europe | London | United Kingdom
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