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Railway Poster

30 Dec

This rather lovely painting was painted in 1934 by Leonard Richmond (1889-!965).
It is a Raiway advertisment (southern Railwayposter Design) the viewer looks and wants to explore the wide open spaces.
On the description side it says it is of Ilfracomb,Devon.
By all accounts a prolific painter and one that is worth investigating further

Southern Railway Poster Design
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4 Comments

Posted by on December 30, 2008 in Art Appreciation, Railway Poster

 

4 responses to “Railway Poster

  1. harry

    December 31, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I remember Leonard Richmond as the author of several “How to” painting books, but I believe he also served as a War artist. Good painter.

     
  2. Chris

    January 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for the info Harry!

     
  3. Vivien

    January 4, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I love these old railway posters – there is a great one of the swimming pool below Plymouth Hoe – very 20s/30s :>)

     
  4. Chris

    January 5, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Vinian, thanks for your comment, once you start looking at theses kind of things you find a whole history….

     

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