Tea and a Slice of Art: The Lyons Lithographs

In the years after the Second World War, J.Lyons and Co commissioned leading British artists of the time, such as L.S.Lowry, Duncan Grant, Edward Ardizzone and Edward Bawden to create lithographs to decorate the 250 Lyons teashops.

This exhibition presented 30 of the original 40 lithographs produced between 1947 and 1955. Illustrator Peter Bailey produced a limited-edition print especially for our show, depicting the front of a Lyons teashop, which was on sale in aid of the Nightingale Project. The exhibition (at South Kensington & Chelsea) was presented with kind assistance from the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Clifford Chance LLP, and Austin/Desmond Fine Art.

November 2007 to March 2008
South Kensington & Chelsea