The Horologist, John Elcomb

1996-1999 in London
Keith Holmes

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Painting, oil on board. Ongoing no.2, by Keith Holmes, artist in residence at the Science Museum, 1994 to 1996. Completed 1999; retitled 'The Horologist, John Elcomb'. Oil on board; image 102x121cm in frame by artist, 107x125x3.5cm. Right hand panel of a triptych about the Science Museum; a portrait of conservation. The horologist (John Elcomb, Science Museum conservation team) stands TQL in infinity, wearing his white lab coat, wearing a watch maker's eyeglass over a lens of his spectacles; beside him, the brass spheres of the large orrery by Charles Butcher of Bedford, 1731-33 (Inv.1927-1618), its orb and dial a light source in the lower right corner; right, a small earth viewed from space

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frame: 1070 mm x 1250 mm x 35 mm,
overall (framed): 1048 mm x 1250 mm x 33 mm,
image: 1020 mm x 1210 mm
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
  • visual and verbal communication
Holmes, Keith

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