Perspectives on… The Lyons Lithographs

Edwin La Dell, Clare Bridge, Cambridge, c. 1953-55, The Lyons Lithographs – Third Series (Towner Collection)

Commissioned by catering giant J. Lyons and Co. to brighten the drab austerity of post-war tea houses, the resulting collection of lithographs by leading artists of the day including Bawden, Piper and Ardizzone continue to delight modern audiences.

Find out more about the technical process, the social context and look in detail at some of the individual prints in Towner’s art store.

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