London General Bus

 
London General Bus
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  • Title :     London General Bus
  • Artist:     Viola Paterson Artist
  • Accession:     TD1992.87.4
  • Country:     Great Britain London
  • Date:     1934
  • Dimensions:     Inches 17-1/8 19-1/4 2-1/8 Dimensions, framed Inches 12 16-7/8 Dimensions, unframed, Inches 43.5 48.9 5.4 Dimensions, framed Centimeters 30.5 42.9 Dimensions, unframed
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Industrial Design
  • Collection Theme:     Modernism
  • Subject:     Transportation , Urbanism , Figurative , Buses , Travel , Women Artists , Graphic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1992.87.4.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~Industrial Design~Modernism
Description:
Woodblock colored with watercolor, gouache and graphite in orange, yellow, blue, gray, brown and black; major lines of the image are incised into the surface of the wood; the image and text within the composition appear in reverse and depict a side view of a London General Bus transporting male and female passengers who look out the windows, read the paper, or sleep on route to their destination.