- Exeter Cathedral.
- Exeter, Devon, England.
- Alan Carr Linford (1926-) RE, RWS.
- A fabulous view of the very ornate west front of the cathedral. Year Published
- 1960 Size
- Double Royal (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm) Other Details:
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by British Railways (Western Region) P.R. 169/60
Printed in Great Britain at The Baynard Press Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Worn a bit thin in small patches near the top corners, probably due to removal of blu-tac in the past, a couple of small tears on the edges of the bottom horizontal folds, and '89223' written in biro at the bottom right. More detailed photos are available on request if required. More About The Artist:
Alan Carr Linford was born in Doncaster where he studied at the School of Art, moving on to the Royal College of Art (1943-47) where he gained the Prix de Rome and two years study at The British School in Rome. He became an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers when he was 20, and he was elected an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society when he was 23.
Portrait painter Sir Edward Halliday showed a portfolio of his work to Princess Elizabeth (as The Queen then was) and the Duke of Edinburgh at Clarence House. The drawings were views of the Thames and the Royal couple were so pleased with what they saw that they acquired four, commissioned ten, and bought six. This patronage launched Carr Linford's career and many commissions followed, including twenty-four river paintings for the Royal Yacht Britannia and further paintings of Windsor, which hang in the private apartments at Windsor castle. The Sultan of Oman commissioned a series of huge paintings of Oman and the artist rose to the challenge with great aplomb.
He also produced a small number of railway posters during the British Railways years, "Oxford" being the most famous.
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