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Barnet by Tram

A work made of color lithograph on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of color lithograph on cream wove paper.

Date:

1922

Artist:

Charles Paine (English, 1895-1967)
printed by Sanders Phillips and Company Limited
published by Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

About this artwork

Now part of the city of London, Barnet still features a number of parks, open spaces, and stables. In 1922 the Underground did not extend to Barnet and many other outlying areas, but you could journey there by electric tram—more commonly called a streetcar or trolley in the United States—which traveled on a recessed rail in the roads.
Charles Paine frequently used large blocks of unmodulated color and simplified forms, factors that help to make his posters so eye-catching and effective.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Charles Paine

Title

Barnet by Tram

Origin

England

Date

1922

Medium

Color lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

1019 × 635 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

Reference Number

1924.1023

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