Leslie Carr (1891 – 1969)

1440 Great Northern Railway (1910)

Pen and ink

19 x 41 cm

Signed and dated lower right.

The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company incorporated in 1846 with the object of building a line from London to York. Although many local lines have been closed, much of the network remains active today.

Leslie Carr was a painter and poster designer from London. He served in the Tank Corps in the First World War and then became a professional artist, mainly producing maritime and architectural scenes. He designed posters for Southern Railway, the London and North Eastern Railway, and British Railways (among others). Carr served as a fireman in the Second World War and was a part of several firemen artists’ exhibitions. Carr was a member of the Society of Marine Artists.

Condition: very good.

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