Norfolk - Nelson - born Burnham Rectory 1758

Made:
1960 in London and Dunstable
printer:
Waterlow and Sons Limited
maker:
British Railways
artist:
Lance Cattermole

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Poster, British Railways (Eastern Region), Norfolk, Nelson, by Lance Cattermole, about 1960. Coloured lithograph depicting Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson on the deck of a warship engaged in a battle at sea. Nelson is dressed in his naval uniform complete with decorations, holding a telescope in his left hand, with the redundant right sleeve pinned to his coat. Behind him sailors man the guns as a warship approaches. Probably intended to represent the scene on board HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21st October 1805. Signed by the artist at top right. Text below, reads"Nelson - Born Burnham Rectory 1758 (nearest station Wells-Next-The-Sea). See Britain by Train. British Railways totem logo at bottom left. Printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd, London & Dunstable. Format: double royal. Dimensions: 40 x 25 inches, 1016 x 635mm.

Details

Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1998-10072
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • commercial records and equipment
status:
Permanent collection

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