See more objects with the color slategrey darkslategrey tan sandybrown olivedrab or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1915

  • Work on this object began.

1916

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

2013

2015

2021

Poster, Godstone

This is a Poster. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and printed by Johnson, Riddle & Company Ltd. and Johnson, Riddle & Company Ltd. and made for (as the client) Underground Electric Railways of London Company Ltd.. It is dated 1915, printed 1916 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is lithograph. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Kauffer’s love of landscape was a good match for his first Underground poster commissions, which illustrated scenic destinations outside London that were reachable by public transport. For his first solo exhibition, Kauffer included the poster designs for The North Downs and Godstone alongside paintings and drawings that depicted the French and English countryside.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

  • Poster, Oxhey Woods
  • offset lithograph on paper, lined.
  • Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
  • 1963-39-13

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Poster, In Watford
  • lithograph.
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Lauder Foundation, Leonard....
  • 95.2019.1
  • Poster, Reigate
  • lithograph.
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer, 1939.
  • 95.2019.2

Its dimensions are

76.3 × 51 cm (30 1/16 × 20 1/16 in.)

It is signed

Stylized monogram printed in script, in red ink, lower right: E / K / 1915 [squared]

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower right: ELECTRIC RAILWAYS HOUSE, BROADWAY, WESTMINSTER, S.W. 630 – 1500 – 1 -16; lower left: JOHNSON. RIDDLE & CO., LTD., LONDON, S.E.

Cite this object as

Poster, Godstone; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; lithograph; 76.3 × 51 cm (30 1/16 × 20 1/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-14

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18447275/ |title=Poster, Godstone |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=7 December 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>