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Original Watercolour Painting by Frank H. Mason depicting the panoramic view of Whitby and beyond to Sandsend. This was the very painting used for the famous LNER 'East Coast' Poster and this painting is annotated such. Measures 28 x 20 in its frame and shows the vibrancy of his work around this era. Note: Frank H. Mason (b. 1876; d.1965) Born in Durham in Yorkshire, Frank Mason began his career at sea, educated as a cadet on HMS Conway. Having served in the Royal Navy in the First World War, Mason became a war artist, several such paintings can be seen at the Imperial War Museum. Between the wars he became a full-time artist, working as an illustrator, a poster artist for railway companies, and supplying posters and postcards for shipping companies. From 1900 onwards he exhibited at the RA, and was awarded RI in 1929.

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Auction: May 2007 , Lot: 200
Sold for: £2,000
Original Watercolour Painting By Frank H. Mason