Fly to India by BOAC

  • 13092
  • Frank Wootton
  • 19.5” x 30”
  • c 1940
  • $1700
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  • This very vivid image shows an elaborate setting in India and features the view of the elephant rides with the temple in the background. The bold tones are reflective of the colors that are so popular in India.
     
    BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) was a British airline owned by the British government. It was founded in 1939 after the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd. During WWII BOAC kept Britain connected with its colonies and the allied world. The airline travelled around the world to many destinations, the first flight to Hong Kong was carried out in 1936.The airline was operative and traveling overseas until 1974, after being merged with BEA (British European Airways) which evolved into today's British Airways.
    This poster was created in the1940s by Frank Wootton (1914-1998) and is one of a series commissioned by BOAC to promote many of the destinations that it reached around the world. All of the posters were designed by Wootton in his painterly style and they vividly show a scene from the region of the poster.
     
    Wootton was an aviation artist, famous for his works depicting the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He was also an extraordinary landscape and equestrian artist.
     
    This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.