LMS Galloway - Scottish Highlands

  • 13083
  • Norman Wilkinson
  • 49.25” x 39.75”
  •  1927
  • $1100
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  • This poster was designed by Norman Wilkinson in 1927 to promote the route of the LMS to Galloway in the Northern Highlands of Scotland. The image presented is one of rich and fertile hills and tranquility to be found in the Galloway region.
    The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) was a British railway company. In 1923, under the Railway Act of 1921, 120 separate railways were required to group into four. The companies merged into the LMS included the London and North Western Railway, Midland Railway, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, several Scottish railway companies, and numerous other, smaller ventures. The LMS was the largest of the Big Four railway companies serving routes in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The LMS was also the only one of the Big Four companies to operate rail services in Northern Ireland, serving most major settlements in the region.
    Norman Wilkinson (1882-1971) was a well-known British marine artist who worked mostly in oil, watercolors and drypoint. Born in Cambridge, England, Wilkinsonís early artistic training occurred at the Southsea School of Art, where he later became a teacher. He also studied with seascape painter Louis Grier. Wilkinson invented dazzle painting to protect merchant shipping during World War I.
    This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in very good condition with some amount of professional restoration mainly in the margins.. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.