'York Minster', LNER poster, 1930.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to York, Yorkshire. The poster shows an interior view of York Minster, which was built between the 12th and 15th centuries and is the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps. It contains the world's largest medieval stained glas window. 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.