'The Continent', GWR/LMS/LNER/SR poster, 1938.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the Great Western Railway (GWR), London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Southern Railway (SR) to promote the companies' services to the Continent. The poster shows a Continental park setting, with fashionably dresed men and women drinking at tables under large parasols beside a fountain. Ornate buildings are visible in the background. Artwork by Leonard Richmond, who studied at the Taunton School of Art and Chelsea Polytechnic, and exhibited widely abroad as well as at the principal London galleries. He wrote several books on painting technique and painted landscapes as well as pictures with figures. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 1270 mm.