A Prospect of St. James' Park

Method Chromolithograph
Artist Sayer, John Pearson
Published Being the Seventh Part of the Survey of London, described and illustrated by J.P.Sayer, 1947
Dimensions 190 x 255 mm
Notes One of a series of 17 pictographic maps of London, this example being a birds-eye view of St James' Park, the seventh part of the Survey of London described and illustrated by J.P.Sayer. Further maps continuing the survey were issued each month by Strand Magazine. Like Sayer's other works, the map features numerous caricatures and notes of historic local interest. The verso features a depiction of Charles II, carrying a spaniel, and walking in the Park, as well as a text panel outlining some of the Park's 'Curiosities.'

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.

Condition: Central vertical fold as issued. Binders holes to centre fold. Mounted in a double-sided mount.
Framing mounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 40863