'Fountains Abbey ', LNER poster, 1927.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to North Yorkshire. The poster shows the medieval remains of Fountains Abbey, with the seventeenth-century Fountains Hall seen in the foreground. 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 LNER, London Transport and several shipping companies.