'TS Invicta leaving Dover', SR poster, 1946.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for Southern Railway (SR) to promote sea services to the Continent on the 'Golden Arrow' short sea route. The poster shows a view of the TS 'Invicta' leaving the port of Dover in Kent, with the white cliffs of Dover seen in the background. 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.