'Jedburgh Abbey', LNER/LMS poster, 1923-1947.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for London & North Eastern Railway and London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) to promote rail services to Scotland. The poster shows a view of Jedburgh Abbey in the Scottish Borders, which was founded by David I for Augustinian canons and dates from 1118. It is now an extensive ruin. 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.