britannia leaving paddington

Made:
1950
artist:
Terence Tenison Cuneo

Painting, oil on canvas, Britannia leaving Paddington, by Terence Cuneo, about 1951. Depicts British Railways steam locomotive No 70000 'Britannia' in green livery, leaving London Paddington station with an express train, with a King Class locomotive in experimental blue livery in the background. In the right foreground a railway worker walks along the tracks, beneath a signal. Above him a man looks out from a signal box at the train. The driver leans from the cab of the engine. In the background are the curving girders of Bishop's Bridge. Signed by the artist at bottom right. Framed and glazed. Original artwork for the poster Forging Ahead, The First British Railways Standard Express Locomotives.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1997-7134
Materials:
canvas, oil paint
Measurements:
frame: 959 mm x 1336 mm x 55 mm,
image: 807 mm x 1188 mm
type:
poster artwork
status:
Permanent collection

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