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Somerset - Wilcox

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Somerset - Wilcox Summary

Title - Somerset - Travel by Train.
- maybe Dunster, Somerset, England.
- Leslie Arthur Wilcox (1904-1982).

- A village scene in Somerset, which appears to involve a certain amount of artistic licence. The main view appears to be based on the marketplace of Dunster.

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

Other Details:
Original Vintage British Railway Travel Poster.
Published by British Railways (Western Region) P.R. 123
Printed in Great Britain by The British Colour Printing Co Ltd, London

Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+/A-, un-conserved.
Small edge tears, minor creasing. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

More About The Artist:
Leslie Arthur Wilcox RI, RSMA, was born in Fulham in 1904.
He was known mainly as a marine artist working in oils, but was also a watercolourist, illustrator, poster artist, marine model-maker and author. He was for some years Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. His works are in many collections around the world, including the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and the Royal Collection.
He volunteered for the navy before conscription started, and had spent only a few months in the Naval Patrol Service before his skills were recognised and he was seconded to the Naval Camouflage unit at Leamington Spa, where he spent the rest of the war making model ships and testing camouflage designs.

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