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One of Doncaster Museum Service’s most recent purchases is this powerful painting of the Doncaster Plant Works, by the famous railway artist Terence Cuneo. Cuneo was commissioned to paint the picture by the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1947, as a design for a poster to promote their services. In the following year, after nationalisation of the railways, the poster was re-issued by British Railways.
oil on canvas
H 78 x W 122 cm
DONMG : 2008.59
purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 2008