Oil on canvas, signed lower left
Image size: 39 x 49 inches (101 x 126 cm)
Hand made contemporary style frame
This is an original artwork for the British Railways Western Region poster.
The artist’s Manresa Road Chelsea studio label verso, inscribed “Painted for British Railways NFS”.
George William Rupert Joseph Leech was born in 1894 in Islington the son of a dealer in china and glass. Leech was a painter and printmaker in London and served in France during World War I.
After initial study at Lambeth and Putney Schools of Art, won a three-year London County Council scholarship which enabled him to study at South Kensington. Worked for some years as a magazine art editor.
He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of painters in water-colours, Fine Art Society and the Royal West of England Academy.
The Wandsworth Museum has his works.