Nathaniel Lloyd’s Colour Printing

Nathaniel Lloyd’s early 20th century colour printing
10th August to 27th October 2019

Nathaniel Lloyd, who acquired Great Dixter in 1910, had previously owned a successful colour printing firm based at Blackfriars in London. Specialising in packaging, advertising and marketing, the company produced distinctive colour images for well known Edwardian brands such as Huntley and Palmers’ biscuits, Fry’s chocolate and Colman’s mustard.

The advertisements and packaging were printed by chromolithography, a process in which a drawing is made in greasy ink on a series of stone printing blocks each using a different colour. The success of this company helped Nathaniel to buy Great Dixter in 1910.

The display features posters, designs for boxes and other advertising ephemera and is on view in the Great Hall, Solar and Parlour.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 1pm to 4 pm

Admission: included with a House and Garden entry ticket.