Friday, 21 August 2015

GRAHAM SUTHERLAND POSTERS



 GRAHAM SUTHERLAND was another Modern British artist who did posters early in his career. Most are similar to his later work, but the GPO & Southern Railway ones are more prosaic. The London Transport posters are reproduced with permission. Their website is http://www.ltmcollection.org/
This is a preliminary list. I have only listed the posters I know of up to 1940. There are a lot of post-war exhibition posters, but mostly reproducing paintings, rather than specially designed posters by the artist.





1. Near Leeds, Kent 1932. 115 x 76cms. Shell. Polychromatic.






2. The Great Globe, Swanage 1932. 115 x 76cms. Shell. Polychromatic.

 



©TfL from the London Transport Museum collection

3. London's Country 1933.  101.5 x 63.5cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.
Note: The copy in the Transport Museum appears to be a proof before letters. I have assumed a similar title to item 4.





 ©TfL from the London Transport Museum collection

 4. London's Country 1933. 101.5 x 63.5cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.







5. Doctors Prefer Shell 1934. 115 x 76cms. Shell. Polychromatic.






6. Post Early 1934.  76 x 51cms. GPO. Polychromatic.






7. Post Early  1934. 51 x 38cms. GPO. Polychromatic.

Note: According to the Postal Museum items 6 and 7 were to encourage people to post early in the day, the former issued around the summer and the latter in December.   The Museum also records two abandoned Sutherland poster commissions, and one rejected one suggested by Sutherland himself (on badly packed parcels).




8. Royal Ascot 1935. Southern Railway. 102 x 63cms. Printed in red, ochre & grey.

Note: I have been unable to find images of the other 5 in the series: on bathing, rambles, cricket, football and docks.





©TfL from the London Transport Museum collection

9. How sweet I roamed.... 1936. 101.5 x 63.5cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.

 




 ©TfL from the London Transport Museum collection

10. Away by Green Line 1936. 101.5 x 63.5cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.
A 'pair poster' to item 9.





©TfL from the London Transport Museum collection

11. ....From Field to Field 1936.  101.5 x 63.5cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.

Note: It seems rather strange that the William Blake quote was divided between 2 sets of pair posters, unless they were meant to be displayed together.





 ©TfL from the London Transport Museum collection

12. Away by Metropolitan 1936. 101.5 x 63.5cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.
A  'pair poster' to item 11.






13. Brimham Rock 1937. 115 x 76cms. Shell. Polychromatic.





  ©TfL from the London Transport Museum collection

14. Go Out into the Country 1938. 101.5 x 63.5cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.
















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