Melrose Abbey, Scotland, by Fred Taylor, 1933
AN EXTREMELY fine original vintage 1933 poster of Melrose Abbey in Roxburghshire, southern Scotlland, by the leading artist Fred Taylor (1875-1963) for the LMS and LNER railways companies.
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 and ingenious poster artist, most often for the railway companies and, by his preference, depicting architectural subjects. Here he shows the romantic ruins of the abbey of St Mary at Melrose in the Scottish Border country, in beautiful tones of red and green with – a characteristic touch – two stylish tourists in the right foreground. 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 Chorley and Pickersgill of Leeds.