Ely Cathedral Rises in Majesty

Ely Cathedral Rises in Majesty (painting; poster artwork)

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Painting, gouache (?) on board, Ely Cathedral Rises In Majesty, Where Hereward the Wake Made his Last Stand, by Lance Cattermole, 1953. Depicts the Saxon outlaw Hereward in mail armour and a cloak, standing among reeds and holding a round shield up against flying arrows. In his right hand he holds a burning brand, and in the background is Ely Cathedral. The title of the painting is below, with a map of the East Anglian railway network at left. Original artwork for British Railways (Eastern Region) railway poster.


Pictorial Collection (Railway)
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40 x 25 in.; 1016 x 635 mm
painting and poster artwork