'York - Architecture of Thirteen Centuries', LNER poster, 1930.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to the historic city of York, Yorkshire. The poster shows visitors in the courtyard of St William's College, which was built in 1461 and originally housed the Chantry Priests of York Minster. 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 the Empire Marketing Board, LNER, London Transport and several shipping companies. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 1270 mm.