'Durham', LNER poster, 1930s.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to Durham. The poster shows Duram Castle, which dates from 1072 and was the seat of the Prince Bishops of Durham until 1832. It now houses the University College of the University of Durham. 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 the Empire Marketing Board, LNER, London Transport and several shipping companies. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 635 mm.