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Poster produced for London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMSR) promoting train services to Aberdeen

Poster produced for London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMSR) promoting train services to Aberdeen


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Poster produced for London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMSR) promoting train services to Aberdeen

Poster produced for London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMSR) promoting train services to Aberdeen. The poster shows the red Royal Highlander travelling across a coastal landscape leaving a stream of prominent white smoke. The sea and cliffs are visible in the distance. Artwork by Norman Wilkinson, who studied art at Portsmouth and Southsea Schools of Art. A famous marine painter, he designed posters for the London & North Western Railway (LNWR), the London & Midlands Railway (LMR) and Southern Railway (SR) and organised the Royal Academy series of posters for the London & Midlands Railway (LMR) in 1924. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 1270 mm

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This print showcases a stunning poster created for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMSR) to promote their train services to Aberdeen. The artwork, skillfully crafted by renowned marine painter Norman Wilkinson, depicts the majestic red Royal Highlander traversing a picturesque coastal landscape. As the locomotive powers through the scene, it leaves behind a prominent trail of white smoke that adds an element of dynamism and excitement. In the distance, one can admire the serene beauty of the sea and cliffs, creating a sense of awe and wonder. The artist's attention to detail is evident in every brushstroke, capturing both the raw power of the train and the tranquility of its surroundings. Norman Wilkinson's artistic talent shines through in this masterpiece as he masterfully combines elements of speed and nature within one frame. Having studied art at Portsmouth and Southsea Schools of Art, Wilkinson became well-known for his railway posters designed for various companies including LNWR, LMR, SR. Measuring 1016 mm x 1270 mm in size, this poster print from National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection serves as a timeless reminder of an era when rail travel was not only efficient but also imbued with elegance and charm. It encapsulates both the allure of exploration offered by train journeys and highlights Aberdeen as an enticing destination worth discovering aboard LMSR trains like Royal Highlander.

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