c.1920s
The Broads

Pastel and watercolour, signed lower right
Image size: 24 ½ x 19 ½ inches (62 x 49.5 cm)
Art deco style hand made frame

 

Transport posters of the past created some of the most visually impressive images of their time while hailing a new era of travel. The railway companies needed better methods to promote their product and turned to the idea of putting art into their advertising, commissioning artists to create distinctive and innovative designs that would capture the public’s attention.

In this original artwork for one poster, the brushstrokes can be seen, the texture observed and the true boldness of the colour can be fully experienced. Here we can see the Norfolk Broads being advertised, using the leisure activity of sailing to encourage people to visit and explore the area.