Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland, by Fred Taylor, 1933
AN EXTREMELY fine 1933 original vintage poster of tourists visiting the ruined Dryburgh Abbey in the Scottish Border country, by the leading artist Fred Taylor (1875-1963) for the railway companies LMS and LNER.
102cm x 127cm
Very good. We have recently had this poster cleaned to museum standards and backed on Japan paper. If you would like to know more please get in touch.
Taylor was a prolific poster artist, most often for the railway companies and, by his preference, depicting architectural subjects. Here he shows elegantly dressed tourists admiring the overgrown stonework of the mostly 15th century Dryburgh Abbey, a house of the Premonstratensian order. This was one of a set he created around this time depicting Britain’s great ruined abbeys, and part of the LNER-LMS series carrying the slogan ‘It’s quicker by rail’. The printer is John Waddington Ltd of Leeds and London, best known as publishers of playing cards and board games.