Glorious Devon

Made:
about 1928 in Devon
commissioner:
Great Western Railway
maker:
Louis Burleigh Bruhl

Painting, oil, Glorious Devon, by Louis Burleigh Bruhl, about 1928. Depicts a view of the Devon coast, looking over a sandy beach towards a village nestled in a wooded cliff, with a lighthouse on a promontory in the distance. A sailign boat emerges from the harbour, while a fisherman beaches a rowing boat. To the left a pair of palm trees on a rocky outcrop frame the scene. Original artwork for Great Western Railway poster. Framed and glazed.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1989-7156
Materials:
canvas and oil paint
Measurements:
frame: 965 mm x 1224 mm x 25 mm,
image: 854 mm x 1110 mm
type:
poster artwork
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
credit:
British Railways Board