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Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
NORMAN WILKINSON (1882-1971)
FIVE ROUTES TO IRELAND. Circa 1925.
39 1/4x24 3/4 inches, 99 1/2x62 3/4 cm. Staffords, Netherfield. Condition A.
A tranquil, pastel-hued twilight scene on the Irish Sea. The LMS serviced five separate coastal towns with ferry crossings to Ireland in order to facilitate travelling between Ireland and the United Kingdom. Wilkinson studied at the Berkhampsted School of Art and began his artistic career contributing drawings to The Illustrated London News and The Illustrated Mail. Although he became famous for his maritime paintings, he is best known for his prolific poster work for the British railway companies in the 1920s and 30s. He also designed posters for shipping companies including White Star Line, Cunard Line, the Allan Line, the Blue Star Line and others.