The poster is printed in colour on thin wove. It was issued by the Empire Marketing Board and printed for H.M.Stationery Office by Waterlow & Sons Ltd, London. Victoria and Albert Museum suggest this was issued in 1930. The poster has suffered. It has recently been restored by a professional conservator. She has been cleaned and mended the marginal tears. On the surface there are light crease marks. Not in pristine condition, but it is a rare lithographic poster which oozes Paul Nash’s style.
Sheet size 505 x 765mm (21 1/2 x 30 1/8in)
This particular poster participated in the touring exhibition organised by the Towner Gallery for the touring exhibition ‘Eric Ravilious & Co. The Pattern of Friendship. English artists designers 1922-1942.’ The show was successful and visitor numbers reached over 700 on its last day at the Towner Gallery. It was decided to extend the show to Sheffield & Warwickshire.