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The Open Gate

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:

Frederic Charles Herrick (English, 1887-1970)
printed by The Baynard Press
published by Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

About this artwork

Here, an open gate, emblazoned with the red circle and blue bar of the Underground logo, beckons all to the delights of the countryside—green grass, blue skies, open spaces, and even games.
Frederick Charles Herrick’s poster is a superb example of how Underground posters invited Londoners to escape the dark coal smoke of the city to the countryside, where they could enjoy the benefits of fresh air and natural beauty.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Frederic Charles Herrick

Title

The Open Gate

Place

England (Artist's nationality)

Date

1925

Medium

Color lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

Sheet: 101.5 × 62 cm (40 × 24 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

Reference Number

1925.495

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