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Poster advertising Southern Railway special services to the 1935 Royal Ascot race meeting. I have confirmed the dates of the named races (the Royal Hunt Cup on 19th June and the Gold Cup on the following day). Poster I believe by Graham Sutherland, who earned 20 guineas (£21) for it.

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It's interesting to see an artist of Sutherland's reputation turning his hand to work like this, but in 1935 he was 32 and had just started painting in earnest, so a few quid probably came in useful.

A first class fare from Sutton, for example, cost eight shillings and threepence (41p) while a third class seat cost five shillings and sixpence (27.5p).

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Keywords: Southern Railway; Graham Sutherland; Royal Ascot; 1935; poster; special trains and services;

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