Title - Cornwall - Travel by Train.
Location - Cornwall, England.
Artist - Leslie Arthur Wilcox (1904-1982).
Description - A wonderful depiction of an idyllic sunny summer's day in a sandy cove in Cornwall. Although the location is not named, from our research, this seems most likely to be Porthgwidden beach, St Ives, looking north east along the north Cornish coast, with a series of headlands in the distance. If anyone knows better, do let us know!
Year Published - 1960
Size - Quad Royal (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 102cm)
Original Vintage British Railway Travel Poster.
Published by British Railways (Western Region) P.R. 164/60
Printed in Great Britain by Jordison & Co Ltd, London and Middlesbrough
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+/A-, un-conserved.
No folds, edge tears left side and bottom taped on rear. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
Leslie Arthur Wilcox RI, RSMA, was born in Fulham in 1904.
He was known mainly as a marine artist working in oils, but was also a watercolourist, illustrator, poster artist, marine model-maker and author. He was for some years Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. His works are in many collections around the world, including the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and the Royal Collection.
He volunteered for the navy before conscription started, and had spent only a few months in the Naval Patrol Service before his skills were recognised and he was seconded to the Naval Camouflage unit at Leamington Spa, where he spent the rest of the war making model ships and testing camouflage designs.
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