'Royal Highlander Approaches Aberdeen', LMS poster, 1923-1947.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMSR) to promote rail services to Aberdeen. The poster shows the red 'Royal Highlander' travelling acros a coastal landscape leaving a stream of prominent white smoke. The sea and cliffs are visible in the distance. Artwork by Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971), who studied art at Portsmouth and Southsea Schools of Art. A famous marine painter, he designed posters for several railway companies and organised the Royal Academy series of posters for the London & Midlands Railway (LMR) in 1924. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 635 mm.