29x32 inches (73.7cm x 81.3cm approx)
Starring: Terence Cuneo
Featured Marques: Railway
Condition: Very fine, on heavy art paper. Price includes P+P, but if you want to collect it, you can have it in a rather tasteful frame, at no extra cost !
This 1968 print was produced by Colourviews of Birmingham, immediately after Cuneo painted "The Lickey Incline".
As well as the main painting there are four pencil sketches by Cuneo, one of his idea of a circa 1840 scene on the Lickey Bank, another of a preliminary sketch for the painting itself; another of two tombstones from the Bromsgrove Churchyard, commemorating the lives of Thomas Scaife and Joseph Rutherford, two drivers on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway who lost their lives to boiler explosions on the Lickey in 1840. There is also a moving extract from one of the stones.
The caption to the painting itself reads "With regulator set wide and everything but the grate bars going up through the chimney, number 5593 thunders up the steepest gradient in the country".
Outstanding piece of Railway memorabilia, and I have another Cuneo print that I will be listing separately