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Newquay - Riley

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Newquay - Riley Summary

Title - Newquay on The Cornish Coast.
Location
- Newquay, Cornwall, England.
Artist
- Harry Arthur Riley (1895-1966).

Description
- Towan Beach, with "The house in the Sea" and it's own private suspension bridge, provide the backdrop to a young woman with a surf board. Surfing has always featured on posters for Newquay, and it is often referred to as Surf City UK, while the miles of golden sands always attracts families

Year Published - 1950s
Size - Double Royal  (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm) plus linen border.

Other Details:
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
P.W.41. Published by The Railway Executive (Western Region)
Printed in Great Britain by Beck & Inchbold, Leeds

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.
Repair to a long tear from the top edge into the image, and watercolour restoration associated with that, small repaired tear at bottom. More detailed and "before" photos are available on request if required.

More About The Artist:
Harry Riley was a hugely talented artist who worked in a wide range of media. He is probably best known for the posters that he did for British Railways, BOAC and Quantas and his work now is highly sought-after. He was a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.

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