'Whitby: Captain Cook Embarking', LNER poster, 1928.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced by London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail services to Whitby, North Yorkshire. The poster is illustrated with a scene of the navigator and explorer Captain Cook (1728-1779) embarking on his third and final voyage in 1776. Whitby was Captain Cook's boyhood home. Artwork by Fred Taylor (1875-1963), 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.