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Details of this orphan work

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Work details

Thumbnail of still image:
Orphan work image
Applicant or licensee name:
BPNS or Sue Robinsn
Applicant or licensee country:
United Kingdom
Application number:
Application date:
Status of application:
Application Withdrawn
Title or short description:
Poster advertising Colman's Mustard with a Polar Bear
Full description:
This poster was used to advertise Colman's Mustard in 1920'
Still visual art
Type of work:
Museum, gallery, library or archive holding the work:
University of Exeter and University of Essex, BPNS and History of Advertising Trust. In 2014 Unilever (who held the copy right) handed the poster to BPNS to manage. The work has been attributed to John Hassall but this is disputed. It is my view it comes under unknown artist. Staff at Unilever advised applying for permission under license to orphan work.
Details and dates of publication, broadcast and/or distribution: It is easily found on line by searching google images Colman's Mustard Polar Bear and is widely available.


Free hand outs for live event, exhibition or similar
Use in a live event, exhibition or similar
In newsletter, bulletin, e-newsletter or e-bulletin
In non-commercial promotional material – print and digital
Digitise and make available on-line, including on social media
Preservation purposes
Use on stage or in performance
Educational purposes – use in learning/ training materials, including e-learning
Use in thesis/dissertation
Personal use

Known creators or right holders

Type Located Name
Employer No Please more detailed explanation.
Publisher Yes BPNS

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