Title - Weston-Super-Mare - The Smile in Smiling Somerset.
Location - Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England.
Artist - Harry Arthur Riley (1895-1966).
Description - The Weston seafront can be seen in the background behind the smiling mother and daughter, with the pier in the middle, yachts on the water, and rowing boats on the beach. Everyone seems to be enjoying the outside life in the sunshine. The details are wonderful, with the late 50s cars and even a box-brownie style camera on the table.
Year Published - c1960
Size - Double Royal (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by British Railways (Western Region) PR 140
Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London and Dunstable
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+/A-, un-conserved.
No folds, top centre border tear and tiny hole taped on rear, with creases emanating diagonally to left side, minor edge nicks. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
Harry Riley was a hugely talented artist who worked in a wide range of media. He is probably best known for the posters that he did for British Railways, BOAC and Quantas and his work now is highly sought-after. He was a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.