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Epping Forest

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:

January 9, 1914

Artist:

Paul Rieth (English, 1871-1925)
printed by Thomas Way, Lithographer
published by Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

About this artwork

Displayed on the front of buses that traversed the city’s streets, small posters like this example would have been seen by almost every Londoner. Members of the public would have struggled to find such modernist impulses in the annual Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition or in commercial galleries. The nonnaturalistic colors, simplified abstracted forms, and flattened space common in posters published by the Underground in these years served to expose the public to new advances in art in a gallery available to all.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Paul Rieth

Title

Epping Forest

Place

England (Artist's nationality)

Date

Published 1914

Medium

Color lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

75.8 × 50.5 cm (29 7/8 × 19 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of London Underground and General Railroad

Reference Number

1919.770

Extended information about this artwork

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