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Sunny Rhyl

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1952 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mays, Douglas Lionel, born 1900 (designer)
    London Midland Region, British Railways (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by British Railways

  • Museum number:

    E.274-1952

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Colour poster showing a crowd of children on the beach, one with her parents, watching a Punch and Judy show. One little boy is holding a bucket and spade, another a fishing net, and two boys are peering inside the tent, revealing the puppeteer's legs. In the background, people are riding donkeys and wading and swimming in the sea. A pier is also visible in the top-right corner.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1952 (issued)

Artist/maker

Mays, Douglas Lionel, born 1900 (designer)
London Midland Region, British Railways (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Sunny RHYL / The Children's Paradise / Go By BRITISH RAILWAYS'

Dimensions

Diameter: 101.6 cm sheet, Width: 63.5 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Sunny Rhyl'. Colour lithograph poster showing a crowd of young children on the beach, gathered around a Punch and Judy show. Designed by Douglas Lionel Mays and issued by the London Midland Region, British Railways, 1952.

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Rhyl; Holiday; Punch and Judy; Punch and Judy hut; Beach; Children; Puppeteers; Donkey; Swimming trunks; Swimsuits

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Advertising; Transport; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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