London Midland & Scottish Railway locomotive in Persia taking supplies to Russia

Made:
c.1945
commissioner:
London Midland & Scottish Railway Company
maker:
Norman Wilkinson

Painting, oil on canvas, poster artwork for the London Midland & Scottish Railway, London Midland & Scottish Railway locomotive in Persia taking supplies to Russia, by Norman Wilkinson, about 1945. Depicts an 8F class 2-8-0 goods locomotive with a train of oil tanks crossing a desert, leaving a trail of smoke behind. There are snow-covered mountains in the background, and at right two men with a caravan of three camels. From The LMS at War series. Signed by the artist at bottom left. Unframed.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1977-5748
Materials:
canvas, oil paint
Measurements:
overall; image: 760 mm x 1142 mm
type:
poster artwork
status:
Permanent collection

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