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George Chapman, 1908–1993
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004
Printed by Waterlow & Sons

Competition: Sculpture Guessing: Make the most of your public transport

Sheet: 39 15/16 x 24 7/8 inches (101.4 x 63.2 cm)

Lettered, center: "Charles I looks down Whitehall to his place of execution; | one of his sons dressed curiously as a Roman emperor stands | not far away; Wolfe surveys the widening Thames from the | heights of Greenwich. Less prosaic persons are also on view. | At Hyde Park Corner, Peace descends to still the prancing | horses of war; Andromeda is in perpetual rescue outside the | Tate Gallery; Peter pan pipes to a startled miscellany of | smaller folk in Kensington Gardens. | Nor are we inhospitable: three American presidents share | the London scene; Marshal Foch is appropriately within hall | of Victoria station; even Rodin's Burghers of Calais drag their | proud misery in Victoria Tower Gardens. | And everywhere cathedrals and churches give sanctuary to | memorials of the famous dead recording for our interest and | pleasure the taste and admiration of other days. | COMPETITION | These two posters depict fourteen sculptures of various kinds that | may be seen in London. Readers are invited to send a list giving | the names of persons represented, or the title of the work, together | with the name of the sculptor (if known) and where they may be seen. | The senders of the first twenty correct solutions received by July 31 | will receive a free copy of the book 'Visitor's London'. Envelopes | should be marked Competition and sent to the Publicity Officer, | London Transport, 55, Broadway, S.W.I, whose decision is final. | The correct solution will be shown on this poster. | Those who are unsuccessful in the competition may obtain a copy of 'Visitor's London' | price 4s. 6d., from the Publicity Officer, London Transport, 55, Broadway, S.W.I. | Make the most of your public transport"

Signed lower right : "George Chapman"

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:
advertisement | architectural subject | churches | competition | sculpture | tourism | transportation
Associated Places:
England | Europe | London | United Kingdom
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