'Berkhamsted School', LMS poster, 1937.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) as part of a series entitled 'Famous Public Schools on the LMS', each of which contains information on the history and customs of the school depicted, and bears the crests of both the school and the LMS. This poster shows the 16th century chapel at Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire, which was founded in 1541. Artwork by Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971), who studied art at Portsmouth and Southsea Schools of Art. A famous marine painter, he designed posters for several railway companies and organised the Royal Academy series of posters for the London & Midlands Railway (LMR) in 1924.