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East Coast by L.N.E.R.

Poster
1925 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This poster was issued by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). The adventurous advertising managers of LNER commissioned numerous commercial and fine artists working in different styles to create extensive and exciting poster campaigns. Tom Purvis (1888-1959) designed various series to promote the East Coast. They were some of his most innovative posters, and startling in their minimalist boldness.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph on paper
Brief Description
'East Coast by L.N.E.R.', colour lithograph poster advertising the London and North Eastern Railway, Tom Purvis, 1925
Physical Description
Poster advertising the London and North Eastern Railway. It depicts a man and woman in bathing costumes, under a large red beach umbrella.
Dimensions
  • Height: 1006mm
  • Width: 1265mm
Credit line
Given by London and North Eastern Railway Co. Ltd. Reproduced courtesy of the National Railway Museum
Subjects depicted
Summary
This poster was issued by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). The adventurous advertising managers of LNER commissioned numerous commercial and fine artists working in different styles to create extensive and exciting poster campaigns. Tom Purvis (1888-1959) designed various series to promote the East Coast. They were some of his most innovative posters, and startling in their minimalist boldness.
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1925, London: Board of Education, 1926.
Collection
Accession Number
E.744-1925

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record createdFebruary 14, 2003
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