London Transport Poster - Westminster Abbey
'Nine hundred years ago Edward the Confessor chose the desolate Thames-washed island of Thorney for the site of his great abbey church in which he was to lie. In 1245 Henry III honoured his saintly predecessor by rebuilding to rival Rheims and Amiens. The result is our Westminster Abbey - England's loftiest nave, with its incomparable adjunct, Henry VII's chapel. This year the abbey celebrates its historic past , but also (more importantly) with the theme of 'One People', its present pulsing life and relevance to our day.'
Thorney island was a small island on the Thames upstream of medieval London. It was formed by rivulets of the River Tyburn, which entered the Thames nearby.
Gaynor Chapman studied at Kingston School of Art and the RCA. She designed posters for London Transport, Air France and Shell and taught for a time at Brighton College of Art.
Gaynor Chapman (1935-2000)
25 x 40" (635 x 1016mm)
Good condition, minor wear - please see images