'The Booklovers' Britain: The Trosachs', LNER poster, 1927.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway to promote rail travel to The Trosachs in the Scottish Highlands. The poster promotes the area in connection with the clansman and outlaw, Rob Roy Macgregor (1671-1734). The image shows Macgregor's men preparing to ambush the military, beside Loch Katrine. Artwork by Austin Cooper, a Canadian who studied art in Cardiff and Arbroath. He began his career as a commercial artist in Montreal, but returned to London in 1922 and designed posters for LNER, Indian State Railways and London Transport. His first show was held at the London Gallery in 1948. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 635 mm.