'To Ireland', 1905.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Original oil painting by Norman Wilkinson for a London & North Western Railway poster, showing a pasenger ferry crosing the Irish Sea. Many British railway companies operated ferry services. Wilkinson was commisioned by several of the companies to produce artwork for use in posters promoting their services. The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) began operating ferries between Holyhead and Dublin in 1860, and continued to run pasenger services acros the Irish Sea until it became part of the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company (LMS) in 1923.