Passenger Express, The Symbol of Comfortable Travel

1930 about
Norman Wilkinson

Painting, oil on canvas, Passenger Express, The Symbol of Comfortable Travel, by Norman Wilkinson, about 1930. Depicts Claughton class 4-6-0 locomotive number 5900 hauling an express passenger train, with smoke billowing from the locomotive's chimney. In the background is an arched overbridge, with another bridge in the distance. A permanent way worker stands beside the track, with a sledgehammer over his shoulder. Two more workers are visible further down the track. Signed by the artist bottom, left of centre. Original artwork for London, Midland & Scottish Railway poster. Framed and glazed with glass.


Pictorial Collection (Railway)
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canvas and oil paint
overall; frame: 797 mm x 1180 mm x 55 mm,
overall; image: 749 mm x 1134 mm
poster artwork

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