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Great Western Splendour by David Weston.


Great Western Splendour by David Weston.

The Great Westerns true splendour lay in both the design and condition of their magnificent fleet of express locomotives. The setting is the Didcot yard and shed sometime in the late 1940s with the superb Castle Class locomotive No.5069 Isambrad Kingdom Brunel ready for the road, alive with steam and latent power. A 2-6-2 tank engine simmers alongside to make an evocative scene of the Great Western Railway at its very best.
Item Code : WX0005Great Western Splendour by David Weston. - This Edition
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Artist Details : David Weston
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David Weston

David Weston - British artist born in Leicester in 1935, he was educated at Alderman Newtons School. His professional career as an artist commenced in 1969 following Davids successful exhibition in London at the British Transport Museum David Westons work and reputation is recognised nationally with a professional career that spans over forty years. David has worked in both Oil and watercolour and a majority of his paintignds reflect his love for the British Landscapes and its history, architecture and industrial past is a defining feature of his work. Coal mining, steel production and especially railways have always been favourite subjects and it is David Westons Railway art prints we feature here. In the 1970s David undertook a series of 24 large canvasses commissioned by industrialist Sir William McAlpine on the history of the British steam locomotive took three and a half years to produce and enjoyed a prestigious launch at Londons Royal Exchange in 1977 where it was shown on television and caught the eye of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. In 2009 David Weston celebrated his fortieth year as a professional artist. During that time he has been the subject of two television documentaries about his work including a 45 minute programme in 1984 by Central TV called Beware of Trains which was transmitted as part of the series England Their England. His work has also been featured in countless other television programmes throughout the country. We are very privilged to offer this superb selection of railway art prints, some of which are very rare to find.

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