'Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace', LNER poster, 1930.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promoe rail travel to Edinburgh. The poster shows the interior of a room at Holyrood Palace, with four ladies in period dres engaged in various pastimes. One lady plays a lute whilst another is engaged in some needlework. Holyroodhouse Palace is the Queen's official Scottish residence. 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.