Badmin, Stanley Roy: Yorkshire – Shell County Guide Poster – SOLD


A charming, colourful and creative poster intended to capture the character of the county and its distinctive features which are then identified in the key at the lower left. It’s one of a series of ‘Shell County Guides’ issued by Shell-Mex and B.P. in 1960-61, who commissioned many of the popular artists of the day to undertake the illustrations. It’s printed on high quality gloss paper and is complete with  metal strips at top and bottom and a hanging loop for display.

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Artist: Stanley Roy Badmin, 1906-1989

Title and date: Yorkshire County Guide Poster, 1960-61

Size: 73.7 x 50.8 cms.

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Artist description:

Water colourist, lithographer and engraver, he studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts between 1922 and 24 then at the Royal College of Art receiving his diploma in 1928. He began his career by contributing illustrations to The Graphic, Tatler and worked as a teacher at Richmond and St John’s Wood Schools of Art. He specialised in scenes of the English countryside and in 1939 he illustrated ‘Highways and Byways in Essex’ with F.L.M. Griggs. He was also commissioned to design railway posters and in 1932, Badmin was elected an Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society becoming a full member in 1939. During the war years he was contributed to the ‘Recording Britain’ project. He was also a member of the Artists’ International Association and work by him is in the collection of the British Museum and the National Railway Museum.