'Ipswich: Mr Pickwick outsideThe Ancient House', LNER poster, 1928.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to the Suffolk county town of Ipswich, which appeared as a location in Charles Dickens' (1812-1870) novel 'The Pickwick Papers' (1836). The character, Mr Pickwick, is shown procesing through the streets in a sedan chair, while the town's famous 'Ancient House' (built 1567) is seen in the background. 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.