'Glorious Devon', GWR poster, 1923-1947.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote rail travel to Devon. The poster shows a striking panoramic view of the bare upland area of granite in Dartmoor, Devon, with the rocky summits or tors common in the area. The area shown here is Little Hound Tor and Hey-Tor. Artwork by Frederick John Widgery (1861-1942), who studied at Exeter School of Art and in Antwerp and Bushey. He painted landscapes and coastal scenes in oil and watercolour and designed posters for GWR. Dimensions: 992 mm x 1267 mm.