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Whitby : Capt. Cook embarking 1776 / Fred Taylor
Bib ID 8052454
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Author
Taylor, Fred‏,‎ 1875-1963,‏ artist
 
Printer London : The Dangerfield Printing Co. Ltd
Description [London] : Published by the London & North Eastern Railway, [1928] 
1 poster : colour ; 101 x 127 cm 
Summary

An advertising poster produced by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) for the English seaside town of Whitby. Captain James Cook appears as a small figure in the far left foreground, the Resolution fills the centre left and the harbour, with the town of Whitby, St. Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey in the background. The artist's signature appears in the image lower right. The image is surrounded by a grey border with Whitby in in large blue letters below. "Free illustrated booklet and full information from L.N.E.R. offices and agencies" appears in smaller writing below.

Biography/History

The English artist Fred Taylor (1875-1963) was responsible for advertising posters “created from 1908 to the 1940s. Able to turn his hand to most subjects, Taylor was best known for his posters of buildings and architecture. He lived in London where he was a member of the Art Workers' Guild from 1924. As well as his designs for the Underground and London Transport he also designed for Empire Marketing Board as well as railway and shipping companies He was also a decorative painter, exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy. Taylor was an official camouflage artist during WWII.” —https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/people/item/1996-5131, viewed June 2019.

Notes

Caption title.

Colour offset lithographic print on paper.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Posters.  |  Resolution (Ship) -- Posters.  |  Travel posters, British.  |  Whitby (England) -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors London and North Eastern Railway, issuing body  |  Dangerfield Printing Company, printer
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