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Sulgrave Manor - Wilkinson

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Sulgrave Manor - Wilkinson Summary

Title - Sulgrave Manor - The Great Dining Hall (US Version).
- Sulgrave Manor, nr Brackley, Northamptonshire, England.
- Norman Wilkinson CBE (1878-1971).

- The tudor-era interior of the Great Dining Hall of Sulgrave Manor. This 16th century house was the British home of the ancestors of George Washington. Above the fireplace is a portrait of him. The house was restored and first opened to the public in 1921. It contains many Washington artefacts, and is a big international tourist draw to this day. This particular poster was printed for the US market, as can be seen by the reference to travel information which appears at the bottom edge.

Year Published - 1929
Size - Quad Royal  (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 101.5cm) plus linen border

Other Details:
Original Vintage LMS British Railway Travel Poster.
ERO 53351
Printed in Great Britain by S.C.Allen & Company Ltd, 20 Gerrard St, London W1.
"Travel information obtainable from the Associated British Railways, Inc 551 Fifth Avenue, New York or your own Tourist Agent."

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.
Repaired clean tears in various places, which are mostly hardly noticeable. Age discolouration to areas of white borders, minor restoration to top and bottom edges following removal of previously nailed-on hanging bars. The poster was acquired from an estate sale in the USA, where it had been backed and attached to bars decades ago. This old backing and the bars were removed as part of the new linen backing procedure.
More detailed photos are available on request if required, including the condition before the restoration.

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.

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