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Queen Guinevere - West

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Queen Guinevere - West Summary

Title - Further afield the May is still sweet. And there are many ways out of London. (Queen Guinevere).
Artist
- Joseph Walter West (1860-1933).

Description
- "Queen Guinevere rides a-Maying into the Woods and Fields beside Westminster in great Joy and Delight."
The poster shows Queen Guinevere, from the Arthurian legends, on horseback gathering Mayflower. Even in 1921 it would be rather unlikely to find any open fields beside Westminster, so the poster is mixing fiction and fact, with the wording at the bottom suggesting using an Undeground train to get out into the countryside in springtime to see the May flowering.

Year Published - 1921
Size - Double Royal  (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm) plus linen border.

Other Details:
Original Vintage London Transport Underground Poster.
Electric Railway House, Broadway, Westminster, SW 93.1000. 16.2.21 (printed 16th Feb 1921, to a run of 1000).
Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd, Lith. London W.C.2.

Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+/A-, conservation-backed on linen.
Minor repaired tears and a little engrained dirt. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

More About The Artist:
Joseph Walter West was a painter, lithographer and designer, born in Hull, Yorkshire in 1860. He painted figurative and literary subjects and landscapes, and exhibited a number of times at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artist. He became  the vice president of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours. He produced several posters for the Underground Group.

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