Here for sale is a fantastic original travel poster for Scotland. The print is by the artist James Porteous Wood of Lock Maree and Slioch, Wester Ross.
Produced by Waddie & Co Ltd of Edinburgh who were established in 1860. Really great condition for age. We have several travel posters of Scotland for sale in other listings. We believe this poster to date from the 1950s. The creative output of the artist James Porteous Wood (1919-2005) was both prodigious and varied. If he found his greatest satisfaction as a painter of Scottish landscapes and seascapes, he was also a graphic artist and illustrator, a portrait painter and a calligrapher of great distinction.
During the Second World War, Porteus Wood was part of the design team at the Royal Engineers in Ripon, north Yorkshire, for the portable Bailey bridge, and made maps from photographs of enemy territory. Both enterprises will have saved many lives, but with characteristic modesty, he never spoke about this vital work. As director of art and design for Asprey's, the London jewellers, silversmiths and goldsmiths, he was responsible for some extraordinarily accomplished objets d'art, which can now be found in palaces and institutions worldwide.
Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.
The poster will be sent rolled up in a cardboard tube.