This England (School Print)Feliks Topolski $218.00
This England (School Print)Feliks Topolski
Original ‘School Print’, This England, by Feliks Topolski and published by School Prints Ltd, 1947. The design depicts a ceremonial procession, headed by Prime Minister Clement Atlee and his predecessor Winston Churchill, flanked by London ‘characters’, including guardsmen, a crossing sweeper and a policeman. A higher resolution image file is available for viewing on request.
School Prints Ltd was set up in 1945 by Brenda Rawnley to supply original, high-quality contemporary art to schools. The project commissioned both well-known and emerging artists, with the lithograph printing undertaken by the Baynard Press. Each lithograph had a drawn frame so that the print could be pinned to the wall. In the words of the Victoria & Albert Museum, “the scheme was a unique attempt at giving children access to original works of art in a period of austerity”. More information about School Prints can be found here.