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Title - Edinburgh - Chapel of The Thistle St Giles Cathedral.
- Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland.
- Fred Taylor RI (1875-1963).

- The intricately carved interior of the Chapel of The Thistle inside the Cathedral of St Giles, on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. This is the chapel of Scotland's foremost order of chivalry - The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle. Taylor was well known for his poster work showing the architecture of many ancient buildings, mainly for the LNER. This rare poster was a joint issue with the LMS, as both companies served Edinburgh.

Year Published - 1930
Size - Quad Royal  (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 101.5cm) plus linen border

Other Details:
Original Vintage LNER / LMS British Railway Travel Poster.
Published by the London & North Eastern Railway
Printed in Great Britain by The Baynard Press

Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, we have had this poster conservation-backed on linen. For more details of the process please see the "Conservation" page of this website.
Repaired old tears to bottom middle and right of centre within image. Restoration to damage caused by old sellotape which had been used on those tears. Some age discolouration to white borders (particularly at bottom), minor restoration to top and bottom edges following removal of previously nailed-on hanging bars
The poster was acquired from an estate sale in the USA, where it had been backed and attached to bars decades ago. This old backing and the bars were removed as part of the new linen backing procedure.
More detailed photos are available on request if required, including the condition before the restoration.

More About The Artist:
Fred Taylor was born in London, studied art in Paris, London and Italy, and worked at the Waring and Gillow studio. He designed posters from 1908 until the 1940s, and worked with the navy on camouflage during WWII. His work is in several public collections. He produced posters for a series of railways companies, London Transport, the Empire Marketing Board and shipping companies.

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