'The Night Mail', LMS poster, 1924.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) as one of a series of sixteen commissioned by the LMS from members of the Royal Academy in 1924. Each artist was paid a fee of £100 and received royalties on the sale of prints. Artwork by Sir William Orpen, who studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and at the Slade Art School. He was an Official War Artist from 1917 to 1919 and was knighted in 1918. He was best known for his portrait and genre work.