Marine Screw Propeller

Made:
1925-1935 in London
artist:
Edward Alexander Wadsworth
Marine Screw Propeller (oil painting)

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Painting. Design for a marine screw propeller / by Edward Wadsworth, n.d. [c1930]. Oil (tempera) on paper; image [sight] 60x57.5cm, mounted to tone in frame 86x82x3cm. Signed E WADSWORTH lower r. Exploring abstract qualities of the curves and blades of a marine screw propeller; possibly a study for part of a larger work, perhaps a painting for a liner. Image used for a London Underground poster in 1936. Marine screw propeller of the 'Napoleon' 1843.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1986-511
Materials:
oil, tempera, on paper
Measurements:
overall: 850 mm x 820 mm x 30 mm,
frame: 860 mm x 820 mm x 30 mm,
image [sight]: 600 mm x 575 mm
type:
oil painting
credit:
British Transport Commission