'The Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash', GWR poster, 1945.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote rail services to Devon & Cornwall. The Royal Albert Bridge was designed and built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1803- 1859). The bridge spans the river Tamar, which links Devon and Cornwall. The artwork is from an original watercolour by Anton Abraham van Anrooy (1870-1949), who was born and educated in Holland. He painted portraits and interiors, and designed posters for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) as well as GWR.