- Fountains Abbey - England.
- Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Yorkshire, England.
- Gyrth Russell (1892-1970).
- Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian ruins in England, cared for by the National Trust. The River Skell flows underneath parts of the Abbey as seen in the painting. This version of the poster was produced for the North American market, as can be seen from the mention of "England" and the other information in the bottom section. Year Published
- 1956 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 (North Eastern Region) 1956
Printed in Great Britain by Jordison & Co Ltd, London and Middlesbrough Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+/A-, un-conserved.
No folds, edge nicks, some minor printers' creasing at bottom of image. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
Gyrth Russell was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in April 1892. His first job was as a draughtsman in the Public Works Department of Canada, in Halifax. In 1911 he moved to Paris, and thence to London at the outbreak of WWI, where he was commissioned as an official war artist in Northern France.
Between the wars he worked as an artist in film studios, started designing railway posters, as well as lecturing and writing. He became a member of the RBA, RI, ROI, and RSMA.
In 1944 he was bombed out of London and moved to Yorkshire. In 1953 he made his last move to South Wales, where he died in 1970.
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