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St Andrews, LNER poster, 1920s

St Andrews, LNER poster, 1920s



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St Andrews, LNER poster, 1920s

Poster produced for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail services to St Andrews, home of the royal and ancient game of golf. Artwork by Henry George Gawthorn, who began his career as an architect but later turned to pictorial art. He wrote several books on poster design and publicity and produced a number of posters for the LNER. He often included a self-portrait in many of his posters, complete with pince-nez and a panama hat. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 1270 mm

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This stunning vintage print captures the essence of St Andrews, a picturesque town known as the birthplace of golf. Produced in the 1920s by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), this poster was designed to promote rail services to this historic destination. Renowned artist Henry George Gawthorn skillfully crafted this artwork, showcasing his talent for both architectural and pictorial art. Gawthorn's attention to detail is evident in every brushstroke, as he expertly depicts the charm and beauty of St Andrews. The rolling green hills serve as a backdrop to the iconic Royal & Ancient Golf Clubhouse, instantly transporting viewers into a world steeped in tradition and sporting excellence. What sets Gawthorn apart is his playful inclusion of himself within many of his posters. In this particular piece, he can be spotted wearing his signature pince-nez glasses and stylish panama hat—a whimsical touch that adds personality to an already captivating scene. Measuring at an impressive 1016 mm x 1270 mm, this print commands attention with its grandeur. It serves not only as a visual feast but also as a testament to LNER's commitment to promoting travel experiences beyond mere transportation. Whether you are an avid golfer or simply appreciate exquisite artwork, this vintage St Andrews poster is sure to transport you back in time while igniting your wanderlust for exploration.

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