Service by Night

Made:
1955
commissioner:
British Railways
artist:
David Shepherd
Painting - 'Night Service' - David Shepherd. Painting - 'Night Service' - David Shepherd.

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Painting - 'Night Service' - David Shepherd.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Painting - 'Night Service' - David Shepherd.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Painting, oil on canvas, "Service by Night" by David Shepherd, 1955. Shows a goods train leaving King's Cross station at night, passing signal gantries set against a smoky and cloudy sky. At left is a signal box. In the background are passengers and railway workers onthe station platforms, with trains ready to depart. Framed and glazed, glass. Original artwork for British Railways poster promoting overnight freight services.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1979-7988
Materials:
canvas and oil paint
Measurements:
overall; frame: 678 mm x 984 mm x 63 mm,
overall; image: 602 mm x 904 mm
type:
poster artwork