1878 - 1971
Harrow School

Oil and gouache on paper, signed lower right
Image size: 30 × 45 inches (76 × 114 cm)
Original frame

Provenance
Commissioned by London, Midland & Scottish Railway 1938
Private Collection

Produced as part of a series devoted to public schools in England. This painting shows a view of Harrow School, which was founded in 1571 by John Lyons. The building shown is the ‘Old Schools’.

Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971) studied art at Portsmouth and Southsea Schools of Art. A famous marine painter, he designed posters for several railway companies and organised the Royal Academy series of posters for the London & Midlands Railway (LMR) in 1924.

Museums & Galleries

Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Abbey Gallery, Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham, Beaux Arts Gallery, Imperial War Museum, National Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum and the Ulster Museum.