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"The Ideals": P.14925-R

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Current Location: In storage


"The Ideals"
Title page of portfolio
The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals


Publisher: Ministry of Information




Contained along with 12 lithographs inside a large portfolio of brown paper. A large sheet with a central, red-printed rectangular box containing the stamp of the Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (George V) as used by HM Government followed by the title, 'THE GREAT WAR: / BRITAIN'S EFFORTS / AND IDEALS / shown in a series of lithographic prints' / THE IDEALS / 1. FRANK BRANGWYN ... 12. EDMUND J. SULLIVAN'. The capital 'A' printed at lower left is the insignia of the printers of the series, The Avenue Press. This is also seen on the label affixed to the mounts. The central box of the title page is pasted onto the front flap of the portfolio.


History note: From the printed Annual Report, 1919: 'A collection of sixty-six large lithographic prints by Muirhead Bone, Eric Kennington, George Clausen, R.A., Frank Brangwyn, A.R.A., C.R.W. Nevinson, William Rothenstein, Charles Pears, Claude Shepperson, A.S. Hartrick, and other artists, illustrating The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals, have been received from the Ministry of Information, under whose auspices these splendid lithographs were made.'

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Given by the Ministry of Information, 1919

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919) by Ministry of Information


20th Century
Production date: AD 1917


The twelve large, coloured prints which make up the "Ideals" part of the series, The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals issued by The Ministry of Information employ allegory and metaphor to propagandize the allied view of the conflict.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14925-R
Primary reference Number: 239814
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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