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Creator:
George Ayling, 1887–1960, British
Commissioned by Southern Railway, 1923–1947, British
Printed by McCorquodale & Company Ltd, British
Title:
The Sunny South
Date:
1932
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 39 1/4 x 49 7/8 inches (99.7 x 126.7 cm) and Mount: 44 1/4 x 54 3/8 inches (112.4 x 138.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In artist's hand, in black, bottom right corner of the image: "GEO AYLING". In large yellow letters with orange stripes, in black border above image: "THE SUNNY SOUTH". In yellow lettering in black border at bottom of poster, center: "THROUGH EXPRESSES AND FARES FROM THE MIDLANDS AND NORTH | FOR PARTICULARS APLLY AT ANY | RAILWAY STATION OR AGENCY."; in orange lettering, left: "Express Services | and Cheap Fares | from London"; right: "Time Table and | Cheap Fare Programme | at Railway Stations and Offices". In tiny black type in white border at bottom edge of poster, left: "SOUTHERN RAILWAY ADVERTISING"; center: "Ad. 1883/4/1932"; right: "Mc ["c" in superscript] CORQUODALE & Co. ["o" in superscript] LTD ["TD" in superscript] LONDON". In graphite, on canvas backing, bottom right corner: "$1100"; top left corner: "17·154".

Lettered, upper center: "THE SUNNY SOUTH"; upper left: "READING | WINDSOR | ALDERSHOT"; upper center: "LONDON | EPSOM | CROYDON| GRAVESEND| GUILDFORD | REDHILL | CHATHAM | SEVENOAKS"; upper right: "SHEERNESS | WHITSTABLE | FAVERSHAM | HERNE BAY | MARGATE | BROADSTAIRS | RAMSGATE | CANTERBURY | MAIDSTONE | DEAL"; center left: "BASINGSTOKE | SALISBURY | WINCHESTER | ROMSEY | SOUTHAMPTON | PORTSMOUTH | HARBOUR"; center: "MIDHURST | HASLEMERE | HORSHAM | EAST GRINSTEAD | TONBRIDGE | LEWES| SOUTHSEA | BOGNOR REGIS | LITTLEHAMPTON | WORTHING | HOVE | BRIGHTON | SEAFORD"; center right: "ASHFORD | EASTBOURNE | BEXHILL | HASTINGS | FOLKESTONE HARBOUR | DOVER MARINE | CALAIS | BOULOGNE"; lower left: "WIMBORNE | POOLE | BOURNEMOUTH | LYMINGTON | SWANAGE | ISLE OF WIGHT | THE NEEDLES | Express Services | and Cheap Fares | from London."; lower center: "HAVRE | THROUGH EXPRESSES AND FARES FROM THE MIDLANDS AND NORTH | FOUR PARTICULARS APPLY AT ANY | RAILWAY STATION OR AGENCY."; lower right: "DIEPPE | Time Table and | Cheap Fare Programme | at | Railway Stations and Offices"

In black, bottom right corner of the image: "GEO AYLING"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© National Railway Museum / SSPL
Accession Number:
B2002.22.2
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:52255
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