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Creator:
William Bowyer, born 1926, British
Commissioned by British Railways, 1948–1997, British
Printed by N. Lloyd & Co. Ltd., British
Title:

Cornwall

Date:
after 1948
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 39 3/4 x 49 3/4 inches (101 x 126.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered; upper left: "Cornwall"; upper center: "St. Petroc returned from Rome in a | silver bowl | Tintagel | BOSCASTLE | TINTAGEL | King Arthur's Castle | PORT ISAAC | One of the | quaintest fishing | villages in Cornwall | PORTQUIN | POLZEATH | PADSTOW | BEDRUTHAN STEPS | Cut in the cliffs by wreckers | The Nine Maidens | WADEBRIDGE | With its ancient Bridge"; upper right: "The cliffs here are 730ft high | COMBE | "And shall Frelawney die? | Here's twenty thousand Cornishmen | Will know the reason why!" | BUDE | "Agricola | landed here and Tennyson | chose it as a resting place | Cornwall's highest point | CAMELFORD | The Camelot (perhaps) of King Arthur | BROWN WILLY | The highest point in Cornwall | Dozmare Pool | Tregeagle set | to empty the pool with a | leaky limpet shell was | tormented by devils | Ghost of a white Rabbit | LAUNCESTON | Here two Saxons | fought for a | Lady | DUPATH WELL | "The Hurlers" are | prehistoric circles"; center left: "EDWARD | The Black Prince | was created the first | Duke of Cornwall | ST. AGNES | HEAD | ST. IVES | ZENNOR | Giant Bolster | spent his time hurling | boulders and pestering St. Agnes | Pixie"; center: "Penhale | Sands | GOSS MOOR | King Arthur's | hunting ground | PERRANPORTH | With vast sands and | great arched rocks | King Arthur's | hunting ground | Bathing is | safe at all | tides and excellent surf riding is to be had | PORTH | Concerts | in a Cave | NEWQUAY | ST. COLUMB | ST. WENN | Where stabling is provided | under the Church Tower | LOST WITHIEL | Ancient Capital | ROCHE | PROBUS | Skulls of SS Probus and Grace | ST. AUSTELL | For China clay | PAR"; center right: "FOWEY | When | Edward IV made peace | with France - Fowey carried on the war on | her own account | Every chimney-pot | its own gull | POLPERRO | LOOE | BODMIN | County Capital | ST. NEOT | LISKEARD | A Killigrew kept | a wife in each | tower of the Castle | SAINT GERMANS | INCE | SALTASH | PLYMOUTH | MT. EDGCUMBE "; lower left: "ST. JUST | LANYON QUOIT | A Cromlech | GWITHIAN | REDRUTH | mining centre | CARN BREA | Made of boulders | hurled at the | Devil by the ever | busy giant Bolster | CAMBORNE | HAYLE | PENZANCE | King Arthur | dined here | MARAZION | Once an oriental Mart | Whitesand Bay | TABLE MEN | NEWLYN | Artists | MOUSEHOLE | Plundered by a Squadron of | Spanish Galleons | LANDS | END | PORTHGWARRA | To the Scilly Isles | SAINT | MICHAEL'S | MOUNT | KYNANCE COVE | HELSTON | LOE POOL | Was Excalibur | thrown in here | St. Just | stole | St. Kevernes | Chalice | REDRUTH"; lower center: "CARN BREA | Made of boulders | hurled at the | Devil by the ever | busy giant Bolster | MYLOR | FALMOUTH | Phoenecians came here | for tin - Romans for corn | Greeks for hides | Danes for | blood - and the | French for revenge | MANACCAN | CROUSA DOWNS | LANDEWEDNACK | LIZARD LIGHTHOUSE | THE MANACLES | The cause of many | Shipwrecks | TRURO | A coinage Town in | time of King John | RUAN LANIHORNE | Where they said St Rumson | was a werewolf | ST. MAWES | TREGONEY | PORTHLOE"; lower right: "MEVAGISSEY | FALMOUTH BODMIN | LAUNCESTON TRURO | BRITISH RAILWAYS"

Signed lower right: "Bowyer"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© National Railway Museum / SSPL
Accession Number:
B2004.18.13
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cartographic material | fishermen | genre subject | kings | mermaid | rabbit | railway | shipwreck | tourism | transport | witch
Associated Places:
Cornwall | England | Europe | Launceston | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:53384
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