Title – The Gower Coast – Glamorganshire – South Wales - For Unspoilt Natural Beauty.
Artist – Arthur James Weatherall Burgess (1879—1957).
- This is the unspoilt coast of the Gower Peninsula, just west of Swansea. The poster depicts the combination of rocky coastline with sandy bays, and ruined castles. It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Year Published - 1950s
Size - Double Royal (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by The Railway Executive (Western Region) PR8Printed in Great Britain by A.A.G. Ltd, London Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: A-, un-conserved.
Folds, minor edge wear including a small nick bottom middle. More detailed photos are available on request if required. More About The Artist:Arthur James Weatherall Burgess
was born in Australia. His father was an officer in the Australian Navy and an artist, so encouraged his son to draw from an early age. He attended schools in New South Wales and Tasmania, and trained for three years in an architect's office, spending all his leisure hours sketching ships in Sydney harbour. He emigrated to England aged 21.
During WWI he became Official Naval Artist for the Australian Government, while in WWII he was commissioned by various shipowners to paint their merchant ships and convoys in ports all over the country. Having made rough sketches, he returned to his studio in Ludlow to complete the finished pictures (his studio in London having been bombed in the Blitz).
We are aware of one other railway poster of his, for pre-war fishing in the Western Highlands.
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