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Fine Art Print : Woolacombe & Mortenhoe, 1960

Woolacombe & Mortenhoe, 1960



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Woolacombe & Mortenhoe, 1960

British Rail poster depicting a sunny view of a beach from a hotel balcony. A family gather in the foreground. Artwork by Harry Riley

National Railway Museum is the home of iconic locomotives. Our historic prints reflect the age and quality of the original artwork we hold to preserve their artistic character, including authentic colour reproduction, marks and creases.

Media ID 9997632

© NRM/Pictorial Collection


21"x14" (+3" Border) Fine Art Print

Step into a bygone era with our exquisite Fine Art Print of Woolacombe & Mortenhoe, 1960 by Harry Riley from the National Railway Museum collection. This stunning black and white poster transport you to a sunny day at the beach, where a family gathers on the balcony of a quaint hotel, taking in the picturesque views. A perfect addition to your home or office, this fine art print captures the essence of a simpler time and is a must-have for railway and nostalgia enthusiasts. Experience the charm of the past with every glance.

21x14 image printed on 27x20 Fine Art Rag Paper with 3" (76mm) white border. Our Fine Art Prints are printed on 300gsm 100% acid free, PH neutral paper with archival properties. This printing method is used by museums and art collections to exhibit photographs and art reproductions.

Our fine art prints are high-quality prints made using a paper called Photo Rag. This 100% cotton rag fibre paper is known for its exceptional image sharpness, rich colors, and high level of detail, making it a popular choice for professional photographers and artists. Photo rag paper is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print. If you can afford to spend more on a higher quality paper, then Photo Rag is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 33.5cm x 53.3cm (13.2" x 21")

Estimated Product Size is 50.8cm x 68.6cm (20" x 27")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from the National Railway Museum transports us back to the summer of 1960, capturing the essence of a quintessential British seaside holiday. The artwork, skillfully crafted by Harry Riley, showcases a picturesque view of Woolacombe and Mortenhoe beaches on a sun-drenched day. The poster depicts an idyllic scene that instantly evokes feelings of warmth and relaxation. From the vantage point of a hotel balcony, we are treated to an expansive vista of golden sands stretching out towards crystal-clear waters under a cloudless sky. The beach is teeming with life as families gather in the foreground, their laughter and joy echoing through the air. Riley's attention to detail is evident in every brushstroke; he effortlessly captures the vibrant colors and textures found within this coastal paradise. Each element harmoniously blends together - from the rolling waves gently crashing onto shorelines to children building sandcastles with unbridled enthusiasm. As we gaze upon this nostalgic image, it serves as a reminder of simpler times when families flocked to these shores for cherished moments together. It encapsulates not only an era but also embodies our collective longing for carefree days spent basking in sunshine. This remarkable piece stands as testament to British Railways' promotion of holidays by train during that period – encouraging people across Britain to explore their own country's natural beauty spots via rail travel.

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