All the Sights of London by Underground: Western Area

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:

1928

Artist:

Reginald P. Gossop (English, 1876-1951)
printed by Vincent Brooks, Day and Son Limited Lithographers
published by Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

About this artwork

This poster demonstrates why the Underground was anxious to promote travel to attractions like Kew Gardens or Hampton Court (the palace at the lower left edge of the poster). A destination far from the center of London meant a longer ride, and a longer ride meant a higher fare and more revenue.
Reginald Gossop excelled at creating imaginative maps that focused on London’s theater district, shopping destinations for the winter sales, or, as in this case, the city’s array of tourist attractions. He is best known as an agent for other artists but created a number of important designs himself, including the logo for the famous booksellers W. H. Smith.

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Artist

Reginald P. Gossop

Title

All the Sights of London by Underground: Western Area

Origin

England

Date

1928

Medium

Color lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

1020 × 630 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

Reference Number

1928.491

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