A Map of the City of York

Method Chromolithograph
Artist Sayer, John Pearson
Published Mr Sayer, Strand Magazine, Tower House, Southampton St., London, W.C.2 (c. 1946)
Dimensions 202 x 273 mm
Notes A map of the city of York, one of a series of pictorial city plans from "Survey of London and other historic towns" that were issued by the Strand Magazine.
Like Sayer's other works, the map features numerous caricatures and notes of historic local interest. The verso features a text panel describing the City of York as well as a view of Walmgate Bar from 1841.

J.P Sayer's work emerged from a growing trend of railway poster design in the Thirties which sought to incorporate historical information into the image.

John Pearson Sayer (fl. 1930 - 1950) was an English artist and graphic designer. He provided the illustrations for the Motorist's Rhyme Book; a booklet produced by British Petroleum, which contorted popular nursery rhymes in order to sell its products. Sayer is best remembered for the posters that he designed for the Great Western Railway Company, and the uniquely pictographic style of his that emerged from these commissions. Works of Sayer's include posters of Oxford, Leamington Spa, Somerset, Cornwall, and the Cambrian Coast.
Framing unmounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 43084