Title - Sedbergh School.
Location - Sedbergh, Yorkshire / Cumbria, England.
Artist - Norman Wilkinson CBE (1878-1971).
Description - The school's Victorian buildings are seen in their remote location, with the fells behind, and a rugby pitch in the foreground. The school, founded in 1525 by the Provost of Eton, has produced many excellent rugby players. This is one of a 1937 series of posters painted by Norman Wilkinson covering a series of public schools all accessible from LMS railways.
Year Published - 1937
Size - Double Royal (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)
Original Vintage LMS British Railway Travel Poster.
Famous Public Schools on the LMS
Printed in England by Beck – Inchbold – Leeds
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Small top edge tear, top corner creases, bottom left old dirt spotting. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
Norman Wilkinson was born in Cambridge. His greatest love was painting, and he was largely self-taught, in both oil and watercolour. During WWI he created 'Dazzle Painting' as a form of camouflage for ships. He was one of the best marine painters, and his work is in many public collections, including a series of WWII sea battles at the National Maritime Museum. He initiated the 1920s LMS poster work, and created a large number himself over the years. He received his CBE in 1948.