'See the West Country from the Train', SR poster, 1947.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the Southern Railway (SR) to promote rail travel to Cornwall. The poster shows a steam locomotive approaching a girder bridge across the River Camel near Padstow, with hills and fields in the background. Artwork by Eric Hesketh Hubbard (1892-1957), who studied art at Heatherleys, Croydon School of Art and Chelsea Polytechnic. He was a member of the Cheltenham Group, the Society of Graver Printers, the Colour Woodcut Society and New Forest Group of Painters, and he published a number of books. In addition to painting and etching, he also designed furniture. Dimensions: 1016mm x 1270mm.