Title - Oxford - See Britain by Train.
Location - Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.
Artist - Alan Carr Linford (1926-) RE, RWS.
Description - A magnificent view along Oxford High Street towards Carfax with University College on the left, All Souls College in the centre, St Mary's spire and Brasenose in the distance. Fabulous artwork.
Year Published - 1950s
Size - Quad Royal (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 102cm) plus linen border.
Original Vintage British Railway Travel Poster.
Published by British Railways (Western Region) P.R. 127
Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London and Dunstable
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.
Prior to linen backing the poster had worn folds, an old sellotape stain at the top left and some pinholes. This has all been minimised as much as possible. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
He was born in Doncaster where he studied at the School of Art, moving on to the Royal College of Art (1943-47) where he gained the Prix de Rome and two years study at The British School in Rome. He became an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers when he was 20, and he was elected an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society when he was 23.
Portrait painter Sir Edward Halliday showed a portfolio of his work to Princess Elizabeth (as The Queen then was) and the Duke of Edinburgh at Clarence House. The drawings were views of the Thames and the Royal couple were so pleased with what they saw that they acquired four, commissioned ten, and bought six. This patronage launched Carr Linford's career and many commissions followed, including twenty-four river paintings for the Royal Yacht Britannia and further paintings of Windsor, which hang in the private apartments at Windsor castle. The Sultan of Oman commissioned a series of huge paintings of Oman and the artist rose to the challenge with great aplomb.
He also produced a small number of railway posters during the British Railways years, "Oxford" being the most famous.
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