Title - Clear Road Ahead.
Artist - Terence Tenison Cuneo (1907-1996).
Description - A typically lifelike Cuneo depiction of the footplate of 4-6-0 Castle class, former Great Western Railway, steam locomotive No 5037 'Monmouth Castle', with the driver at the controls looking along the straight track into the distance and the fireman shoveling coal into the firebox.
Year Published - 1949
Size - Quad Royal (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 101.5cm) plus linen border.
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by The Railway Executive (AR1110)
Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Ltd, London and Dunstable
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B, conservation-backed on linen, as acquired.
We have greatly improved the restoration of this poster since we acquired it. The poster conservation includes replaced paper losses, repaired sellotape stains at edges, very worn folds and restoration to parts of the wording in the bottom corners. There is still minimal evidence visible of these issues. More detailed and "before restoration" photos are available on request if required. The condition is taken into account in the price.
More About The Artist:
Terence Cuneo was a hugely accomplished artist, born in London, the son of artists. There is a wealth of his original work in various museums, including many war works, his railways work and his official artwork for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. His works and posters produced from them are highly collectable around the world. He was awarded the OBE, was a CVO, and his life-size statue is to be seen at London's Waterloo Station.