The Night Scotsman was the 10.25pm departure from Kings Cross and offered first and third class sleepers. It is a journey still treasured by many, as David Meara comments in his recent book, the sleeper was ‘one of the last truly romantic experiences left on the mainline railway system in Britain’

ROBERT BARTLETT  SCOTLAND BY THE NIGHT SCOTSMAN

LOT 467 | ROBERT BARTLETT | SCOTLAND BY THE NIGHT SCOTSMAN | lithograph, 1932, condition B+; backed on linen | 102cm x 127cm (40in x 50in) | Sold for £15,000 (inc premium)

Bartlett’s poster shows the celebrated train thundering through the landscape by moonlight. The artist was clearly influenced by the art deco style of the time and reflects the dynamism, speed and style of travelling by rail in the early twentieth century. The rare and highly sought after poster is fetch £15,000 on the sale day.

A selection of fourteen rare vintage railway posters advertising travel to Scotland featured in our 3 April Decorative Arts auction in Edinburgh. 

 

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Dates for Your Diary

Decorative Arts: Design since 1860 | Wednesday 3 Apr at 11:00am | Edinburgh
 
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