Canklow Mill from the Railway Bank


Painting, oil on canvas, Canklow Mill from the railway bank, by C Boocock, 1857. Depicts a locomotive hauling six carriages on the railway line below, running through fields of cattle and horses, with sheep on a hillside in the foreground. The locomotive carries the number 127 and the name "Cyclop" crudely painted on its side. Beyond are the mill buildings, pond, bridge and houses among trees, with a valley in the background. Signed and dated by the artist at bottom left. The painting has no frame, and crazing to the surface. Manuscript caption on gummed paper on the top stretcher reads "Canklow Mill from the railway bank" and a British Transport Commission label, circa 1953, at the bottom reads "Canklow Mill from the rly embankment showing a train in the foreground and hauled by East Lancs Rly locomotive Cyclops, late L.Y.R. No 605". The artist may have intended to depict the long-boilered 0-6-0 locomotive Cyclops built by Fenton & Craven in 1846. Canklow Mill was in Whiston, Rotherham, in the South Riding of Yorkshire.


Pictorial Collection (Railway)
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canvas, oil paint
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work

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