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Poster Print : Fettes College, LMS poster, 1923-1947

Fettes College, LMS poster, 1923-1947



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Fettes College, LMS poster, 1923-1947

Poster produced for London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) to promote rail travel to Edinburgh. 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

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A4 (29.7 x 21cm) Poster Print

Introducing the captivating Fettes College LMS Poster from Media Storehouse's esteemed collection. This vintage print, hailing from the National Railway Museum's NRM/Pictorial Collection, transports you back in time with its evocative image of Fettes College, Edinburgh. Originally produced by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) in the 1920s, this poster promotes rail travel to Scotland's historic capital city. Crafted by the renowned British artist Norman Wilkinson, who honed his skills at Portsmouth and Southsea Schools of Art, this poster showcases his exceptional talent and attention to detail. The intriguing composition and the rich colors of this timeless piece are sure to add an air of nostalgia and charm to any space. Media Storehouse is proud to offer this piece as part of our extensive collection of high-quality poster prints, allowing you to bring a piece of railway history into your home or office. Order yours today and let the allure of Fettes College and the magic of rail travel transport you back to a bygone era.

Premium quality poster prints are printed on luxurious semi-gloss satin 270 gsm paper. Our meticulously crafted poster prints offer an affordable option for decorating any space, making them ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, offices and beyond. To ensure your poster arrives in good condition, we roll and send them in strong mailing tubes.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 18.5cm x 30.3cm (7.3" x 11.9")

Estimated Product Size is 21.6cm x 30.3cm (8.5" x 11.9")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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> Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Edinburgh

> Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh

> Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland > Lothian > Edinburgh


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases a vintage poster created by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) to promote rail travel to Edinburgh. The artwork, skillfully crafted by renowned marine painter Norman Wilkinson, captures the essence of this historic city and its allure. Wilkinson's artistic talent shines through in this masterpiece as he expertly combines vibrant colors and intricate details to bring Edinburgh to life on paper. The poster serves as an invitation for travelers to embark on a journey filled with cultural richness and architectural marvels. Notably, Wilkinson's contribution extends beyond LMS; his creative prowess has graced posters for other prominent railway companies such as the London & North Western Railway (LNWR), the London & Midlands Railway (LMR), and Southern Railway (SR). His exceptional work also includes organizing the Royal Academy series of posters for LMR in 1924. Fettes College takes center stage in this particular poster, symbolizing both educational excellence and the grandeur of Scotland's capital city. As one gazes upon this remarkable piece of art, it evokes a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era when rail travel was not only practical but also an opportunity for adventure and discovery. Preserved within the National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, this print allows us to appreciate not just the beauty of Wilkinson's creation but also its historical significance in promoting social mobility through education while highlighting railways' vital role in connecting people across vast distances.

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