Painting of grain drying and storage

Made:
1951 in Earl's Court

Mural painting, showing grain drying and storage, by Miss Eleanor Esmonde-White. Size 14' x 5'6".

With the increasing use of combined harvester-thrashers the grain may be collected in too wet a state for successful storage and may be fed into grain dryers, often oil-fired, in which the surplus moisture is removed. The loading and delivery ends of large dryers are shown in this painting, and in the background there is a grain silo in which the dried grain may be kept.

There are many types of drying plant of which some are relatively simple and inexpensive for the smaller farmer.

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1951-63
Materials:
aluminium (metal) and paint
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 1706.88 mm x 4267.2 mm 85 kg
type:
oil painting
taxonomy:
  • processes and techniques
  • painting techniques
  • visual works
credit:
Miss Eleanor Esmonde-White