Polperro by Gyrth Russell (1949 Watercolour)

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Polperro by Gyrth Russell
One of a series of Un-issued Carriage Prints
20" × 10" incl. borders
Print code: L918
1+ £22.00 each unframed
2+ £20.50 each unframed

The newly formed British Railways Western Region commissioned Gyrth Russell in 1949 to create this painting. However, it was not until 1955 the Western Region used any of the paintings they had commissioned. Even then Polperro did not materialise. That has only come about through the Travelling Art Gallery tracking down the original artwork. Polperro's nearest railway access has since 1860 been Looe. Even then a proper connection to the GWR main line network had to wait until 1901. The wild southern coast of Cornwall at times has...
The preceding text is a small extract of a complete researched caption by Greg Norden & Robert Forsythe on this image, which will be sent with every purchased print.

The high resolution of printing and the art materials used give an excellent reproduction as they retain much of the feel and delicacy of the originals.

All the digital prints are clearly marked as reproductions.

This image has been watermarked "GNC" (Greg Norden Collection) to avoid copying. Purchased prints do not contain this watermark.

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