Title - M.V. "Swan" on Lake Windermere.
Location - Windermere, Cumbria / Westmorland / Lancashire, England.
Artist - Norman Wilkinson CBE (1878-1971).
Description - A fabulous painting showing the pleasure yacht "Swan" on Lake Windermere with a wonderful Lake District cloudscape above the surrounding hills. The reflections in the water, and cloud of gulls behind the boat add to the feeling of peace.
Year Published - 1920s
Size - Quad Royal (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 101.5cm) plus linen border.
Original Vintage LMS British Railway Travel Poster
Printed in Great Britain by Staffords, Netherfield
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.
Minor restoration to fold wear and paper replacement to a paper loss along the bottom edge. 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.
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