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Rievaulx Abbey - Mason

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Title - Historic Monuments in North East England No 4 - Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley.
- Rievaulx, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England.
- Frank H Mason (1875-1965).

- The remains of the huge Cistercian Rievalux Abbey in the North Yorkshire Moors, as an etching with sepia wash, giving a brooding apearance.
This is one of a series of six posters produced by Frank Mason for the pre-grouping North Eastern Railway (NER), of different castles and abbeys in North East England.

Year Published - c1913-14
Size - Double Royal  (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)

Other Details:
Original Vintage NER Travel Poster.
Printed by Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd. The Electric Press. Leeds & London.

Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Central horizontal folds, central vertical clean tear and top edge tear with acid-free tape on rear, small edge tears. More detailed 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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