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"Building Ships": P.14929-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

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

Maker(s)

Publisher: Ministry of Information

Entities

Categories

Description

Contained along with 6 lithographs inside a large portfolio (approx. 20"x27") of brown paper. A 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' / "BUILDING SHIPS" / Six subjects by / MUIRHEAD BONE ... / 31. "A ship-yard" ... 36. "Ready for Sea". 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.

Notes

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.'

Legal notes

Given by the Ministry of Information, 1919

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

20th century
Production date: AD 1917

Note

The fourth portfolio in the "Efforts" part of the series, The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals issued by The Ministry of Information, each of which represents different areas of the war effort, from the activities of soldiers and sailors to the making of munitions and the building of ships.

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14929-R
Primary reference Number: 239848
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Thursday 28 April 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) ""Building Ships"" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/239848 Accessed: 2022-11-29 08:57:45

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