Title - Service to Industry - (ICI Billingham Chemical Works - South Grid Sidings).
Location - Billingham-on-Tees, County Durham, England.
Artist - Terence Tenison Cuneo (1907-1996).
Description - Wonderful deep colours in this industrial painting, which was commissioned by British Railways from Terence Cuneo. It was produced to show some of the progress being made with the modernisation of British Railways and the unsung work they did, with a new diesel locomotive in the centre of the view, and a steam locomotive in the smokey shadows to the left. The giant chemical works provided a huge amount of work for the railways for many years. The "British Rail" name and double arrows logo, suggests that this poster was part of a second release of the poster from the original print run, after the 1965 re-branding.
Year Published - 1962
Size - Quad Royal (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 101.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
From the Original Oil Painting by Terence Cuneo
Published by British Railways, North Eastern Region, 1962 and Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Limited
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Folds with minor wear through and minor edge tears. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
Terence Cuneo was a hugely accomplished artist, born in London, the son of artists. There is a wealth of his original work in various museums, including many war works, his railways work and his official artwork for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. His works and posters produced from them are highly collectable around the world. He was awarded the OBE, was a CVO, and his life-size statue is to be seen at London's Waterloo Station.