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.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Frederic Charles Herrick
- The Open Gate
- England (Artist's nationality)
- Color lithograph on cream wove paper
- Sheet: 101.5 × 62 cm (40 × 24 7/16 in.)
- Gift of Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited