C1924

British Empire Exhibition 1924 Wembley Park 1924 April-October its Situation Described in Relation to the Railways of London

Scarce poster map of the British Empire Exhibition by Stanley Kennedy North (1887-1942) which was an exhibition held at Wembley Park, England from 23 April to 1 November 1924 and from 9 May to 31 October 1925. A purpose-built “great … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

British Empire Exhibition 1924 Wembley Park 1924 April-October its Situation Described in Relation to the Railways of London

Date:

C1924

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Paper Size: 

750mm 
x 500mm
AUTHENTICITY
British Empire Exhibition 1924 Wembley Park 1924 April-October its Situation Described in Relation to the Railways of London - Vintage Map from 1924

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1924

Description:

Scarce poster map of the British Empire Exhibition by Stanley Kennedy North (1887-1942) which was an exhibition held at Wembley Park, England from 23 April to 1 November 1924 and from 9 May to 31 October 1925. A purpose-built “great national sports ground”, called the Empire Stadium, was built for the Exhibition, this became Wembley Stadium.

The map draws many stylistic comparisons with Max Gill’s cartographic designs of this period with its use of strapwork cartouches, decorative compass rose, and coat of arms. Also includes notes on exhibition and an unfurled scrollwork banner inscribed with a note from Edward Prince of Wales. Map shows underground and overground trains, Circle and District Lines, providing a circular focal point, lower right, in which he has placed a silhouette of Nelson’s Column and the Westminister and City skyline, with the inscription “Heart of the Empire”, Wembley site shown with its gardens, avenues, lakes, exhibition pavilions and amusement park, the latter hidden from public view beneath a blue and white striped big top tent. On verso of the map a comprehensive printed guide to the Exhibition itself, with descriptions of the site and the different Palaces, including views various landmarks and the exhibition site.

Collections:
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 9885.003

Stanley Kennedy North (1887 - 1942)

Was a decorate painter and conservator of pictures. Born Harry Stanley North in London, the son of a London omnibus driver, he liked to hint that he was the illegitimate son of an aristocrat. He was a colourful character, a socialist and bohemian, who enjoyed challenging social mores. He was known for his liaisons with well-connected married women. He married, in 1911, Vera Rawnsley, whom he had met while she was a student at the South Kensington School of Art. The marriage was short-lived. In December 1920, he married Helen Dorothy Kennedy and changed his name to Stanley Kennedy North. Kennedy North was an experimental chemist and physicist, which he used to develop novel techniques to restore paintings. He was one of the first to use X-Ray equipment to examine paintings. After a long, successful but sometimes controversial career, he died of cancer in London on 16 June 1942.

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