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Norfolk - Mason

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Title - Norfolk - King's Lynn Custom House.
- King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.
- Frank H Mason (1875-1965).

- King's Lynn was named Bishop's Lynn until Henry VIII took over the town in 1537. Mason's last poster for the railways shows us local fishing boats in the old harbour and the impressive 1863 Custom House, one of the town's landmarks. The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner described it as "one of the most perfect buildings ever built".

Year Published - 1961
Size - Double Royal  (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm) plus linen border.

Other Details:
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by British Railways (Eastern Region) P.P. 1191
Printed in Great Britain by Stafford & Co Ltd, Netherfield, Nottingham

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 tear from the top edge into the image, and watercolour restoration associated with that, also a couple of small blue ink marks remaining from old pen on the rear. More detailed and "before" photos are available on request if required.

More About The Artist:
Frank H Mason was born Frank Henry Algernon Mason in 1875, in County Durham, the son of a railway clerk. By 1900 he had decided to be a full time artist. During WWI he was a shipping war artist of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. A number of his paintings from that period are in the Imperial War Museum. From the 1920s he produced the artwork for a huge number of posters for the railway companies. He was elected to both the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. He was exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1902 onwards, and is represented in many galleries.

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