Express Freight

Made:
1953, about
maker:
British Railways
artist:
Barber

Painting, oil on canvas, original artwork for British Railways (London Midland Region) poster 'Express Freight', by Barber, about 1953. Depicts a British Railways Standard class 2-6-0 steam locomotive hauling a goods train at night, with the footplate lit by the orange glow from the firebox. The train is passing a goods siding, with factories in the background. Beyond are the rooftops of buildings and factories, set against the night sky. Signed by the artist at bottom right. Unframed.

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Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1975-8497
Materials:
canvas and oil paint
Measurements:
image: 765 mm x 613 mm x 16 mm,
type:
poster artwork
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work

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