General Electrical Company, Witton Works Birmingham

Made:
1956 in United Kingdom
maker:
Terence Tenison Cuneo

Painting of the General Electrical Company, Witton Works Birmingham by Terence Cuneo, 1956. Oil on canvas; 12 x 17 ft. Signed and dated bottom left.

Cuneo depicts the workshop interior, of the GEC Witton Works, making electric traction units; including stators, cooler boxes, rotors, for engines including hydrogen or air-cooled turbo alternators and induction motors. Cuneo's trademark mouse is also present.

Painted with the assistance of Edmund Hockridge during early stages, this painting was presented to the Science Museum by the Electrical Industry through the Committee of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. It was commissioned for a display on Electric Power. It is Cuneo's second largest painting.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1957-211 Pt1
type:
painting
credit:
Institution of Electrical Engineers