North British Locomotive, No.35
Graphically Depicted on Rails, under Steam, with a Coal Filled Tender, Driver and Fireman
Rare British 19th Century Naive School, Oils on Early Wooden Panel
The Locomotive Inscribed 'North British 35' and Hawthorn and Co'
13 ¼” high x 24” wide x ¼” deep
An engaging primitive image of a steam locomotive depicted standing on rails with a fireman and driver in attendance. It is delightfully well detailed and retains excellent colours. Painted in oils on a wooden panel, now slightly bowed with age in a charmingly naïve fashion. The painting has been cleaned of old surface dirt and varnish to reveal a fresh image with an understanding of form and graphics, from the golden age of steam locomotion. A most unusual subject, lovingly executed, possibly by a railwayman or engineer.