Spirit of the Southern

Made:
1969, about in England
commissioner:
British Railways, Southern Region
artist:
Harry Stevens
Painting - Spirit of the Southern

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Painting - Spirit of the Southern
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Painting, acrylic on canvas, British Railways, Southern Region, 'Spirit of the Southern', viaduct, train and Downs, by Harry Stevens. A contemporary depiction of a commuter train passing over a viaduct, surrounded by a number of hills beyond which is the sea. The linear portrayal of the train and track contrast with the exaggerated undulation of the hills, fields and clouds. Commissioned by L.W Ibbotson General Manager of the Southern Region in 1969 to promote the 'Southern into the Seventies' campaign. Framed 1970.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1989-7153
Measurements:
overall; frame: 884 mm x 1350 mm x 32 mm,
overall; image: 735 mm x 1195 mm
type:
painting
credit:
British Railways Board