'Chapel of the Thistle, Edinburgh', LNER/LMS poster, 1930.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for London & North Easter Railway (LNER) and London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) to promote rail travel to Edinburgh. The poster shows the interior of the Chapel of the Thistle, St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh. The Thistle Chapel is home to the Order of the Thistle and and honours some of the greatest Scots of the last 300 years. Artwork by Fred Taylor, who was commisioned in 1930 to design four ceiling paintings for the Underwriting Room at Lloyd's and murals for Reed's Lacquer Room. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and other London galleries and worked for LNER, London Transport and several shipping companies. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 1270 mm.