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Donald Maxwell, 1877–1936
Commissioned by Southern Railway, 1923–1947
Printed by McCorquodale & Company Ltd

The Weald of Kent

Sheet: 39 1/4 x 49 7/8 inches (99.7 x 126.7 cm), Mount: 43 1/8 x 53 3/8 inches (109.5 x 135.6 cm)

In artist's hand, in black, lower right corner of image: "Donald Maxwell". In large green lettering, above image: "THE WEALD OF KENT". In large green lettering below image: "SOUTHERN RAILWAY"; in black, beneath: "H.A. Walker General Manager. In lower margin, center: "McCorquodale & Co. Limited, London".

Lettered, upper center: "THE WEALD OF KENT"; lower left: "'Come with me to Headcorn and stand by the old mill, a veritable cameo of Merrie England still harnessing the winds and defying change, and I will show you a landscape such as will sweep the cobwebs from your brain. The village below, with its ancient church and half-timbered vicarage, the oasthouses, those true castles of Kent, nestling in the trees… and beyond it all | 'Belt upon belt, the wooded, dim | Blue goodness of the weald.'" | From "Unknown Kent.""; lower center: "SOUTHERN | RAILWAY | H. A. WALKER General Manager."; lower right: "The Weald of Kent is conveniently reached from London (Charing Cross, Cannon Street, or London Bridge Stations) by fast Trains to Headcorn Junction. The journey occupying about 1¾ hours. It is also within easy reach of the many charming holiday resorts along the Kent Coast. | For full particulars of Train Services, Fares, etc., see the Company's Time Tables, or apply Publicity Department, Waterloo Station, S.E.I."

In black, lower right corner of image: "Donald Maxwell"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
Copyright Undetermined
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