Flourished 1920 - 1950
Somerset

Gouache, signed lower right
Image size: 17 ¾ × 27 inches (45 × 68.5 cm)
Contemporary oak gilt frame

Commissioned by Great Western Railways 1934
Private Collection

This stunning artwork was commissioned for the book cover of ‘Somerset’ by Maxwell Fraser.

Leonard Cusden worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents, becoming RoSPA’s creative director after 1945 and played a key role in advising his colleagues on points of effectiveness and economy in design.

Cusden’s role within RoSPA allowed him to produce many designs for the society and to define its house style during the 1940s and 1950s. His is the largest number of designs within the archive of ROSPA.