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Natural History Museum

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:

1925

Artist:

Edward Bawden (English, 1903-1989)
printed by West and Partners
published by Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

About this artwork

Although he was a recent art school graduate, Edward Bawden had already developed a mature calligraphic style by the time he created this Underground poster. He wittily re-creates the excitement of the many monumental display cases in the ornithological (bird) galleries of the Natural History Museum. Specimens include a tall ostrich with its gigantic egg, a king penguin grasping a fish in its beak, and, at top, an extinct dodo bird. The diverse feathered creatures fascinate the small figures of an adult and child at the right of the image.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Edward Bawden

Title

Natural History Museum

Place

England (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1925

Medium

Color lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

76.1 × 50.7 cm (30 × 20 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

Reference Number

1925.1596

Extended information about this artwork

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