Painting, oil on canvas, The Day Begins by Terence Cuneo, 1946. Depicts Princess Coronation class 4-6-2 Pacific locomotive No 6255 City of Hereford on the turntable at Willesden depot. Smoke billows from the engine's chimney and gathers beneath the roof. Shafts of light stream from skylights. One railway worker operates the turntable, while the crew climb up to the footplate. Signed by the artist at bottom right. Framed and glazed (perspex). Artwork for The Day Begins poster for the London Midland & Scottish Railway.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1997-7133
Materials:
canvas, oil paint
Measurements:
overall; frame: 886 mm x 1270 mm x 44 mm,
overall; image: 730 mm x 1115 mm
type:
poster artwork

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