Building an Engine at Crewe Works (LMS)

Made:
c1930
maker:
Norman Wilkinson

Painting, oil on canvas, Building an Engine at Crewe Works, by Norman Wilkinson R I, about 1930. Depicts the interior of the Erecting Shop at the London, MIdland & Scottish Railway's Crewe Works with lines of steam locomotives under construction. Components lie on the floor next to the engines, and in the foreground a blacksmith is heating a part in the brazier. Original artwork for London, Midland & Scottish Railway poster, published as number 84 in "The Best Way" series. Signed by the artist at bottom right. Framed, unglazed.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1976-9305
Materials:
canvas, oil paint
Measurements:
overall; frame: 897 mm x 1283 mm x 50 mm,
overall; image: 746 mm x 1133 mm
type:
poster artwork
status:
Permanent collection

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