Great Western Railway Air Services

Made:
1932, about
maker:
P. Irwin Brown
,
Great Western Railway
and
Ralph & Brown

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Original Poster Art Work - GWR Air Services - 1933.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Painting, GWR Air Services, by Pieter Irwin Brown of Ralph and Brown for the Great Western Railway, about 1932. Poster paint on art board, original artwork for a double royal poster. Depicts a monoplane flying over a blue map of England and Wales, showing the route between Birmingham, Cardiff and Plymouth airports, including Haldon Aerodrome for connections to Teignmouth and Torquay. The design includes the GWR roundel and the words "Air Services" in orange, with the five main destinations listed in blue beneath. The aeroplane is a stylised representation of a Westland Wessex. Inscribed at the damaged bottom left corner is " ......n [Paddington] Station, London W2 No 36" and bottom right "Jame Milne, General Manager, 19..." [33?]. Signed "Ralph & Brown" beneath the right wing of the aircraft. On the reverse is an ink stamp "Ralph & Brown Studios London" and the pencil inscription "1st Pictorial Poster GWR Air Services. Issued 1933". Water stains at bottom reverse, missing edges at bottom left and right, slight damage at top right.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1978-1397
type:
poster artwork
credit:
British Rail, Clapham
status:
Permanent collection

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