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    Royal Windsor Travel Poster (Great Western Railway, 1935). Poster (25" X 40") Artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer.
    American born Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954) studied art at the California School of Design, the Art Institute of Chicago, and in Paris. In 1914, he moved to London, and remained there for most of his career, creating 140 posters for the London Underground and London Transport. He crafted his pieces in varying styles that included elements of vorticism, cubism, futurism, abstractism, and impressionism. This enchanting poster was designed to promote the Great Western Railway's access to Royal Windsor (the current Queen Elizabeth's favorite residence), the largest inhabited castle in the world. Kauffer returned to New York City in the 1940s and designed a series of posters for American Airlines until his death in 1954. This piece is in terrific display condition after touchup to small chips and two larger chips in the right border, and pinholes in the top left corner. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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