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Southend Dawn - Pears

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Southend Dawn - Pears Summary

Title - Southend-on-Sea - Dawn on six stones - London's Nearest Seaside Resort.
- Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.
- Charles (Chas) Pears RI, ROI, RSMA (1873-1958).

- A night scene at Southend, with a well-dressed group on the deck of a large yacht (Six Stones?) as dawn approaches with the twinkling lights of the town in the background. It is a joint poster between the Underground Electric Railways Company and the LMS and LNER railway companies, as they all ran trains to Southend at that time, and wanted to encourage pleasure travel for evenings and nights there.

Year Published - 1931
Size - Double Royal  (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)

Other Details:
Original Vintage LMS, LNER Railway and London Underground Travel Poster.
Print Code: 23.1.31 1000 (printed in 1931, to a run of 1000)
Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd, Lith. London W.C.2

Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Folds, minor creasing, edge tears with tape, what looks a bit like a tea stain top left. More detailed photos available on request.

More About The Artist:
Charles Pears was born in Pontefract, Yorkshire in 1873. He was an official War Artist during both World Wars, and exhibited frequently between the wars. He is best known as a marine painter, and most of his poster work has a marine theme. He was quite prolific for London Underground and all the main-line railway companies, as well as the Empire Marketing Board.

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