George Heiron (1929-2001) - A4 steam train Pochard passing LNER 3251.

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George Heiron (1929-2001) - A4 steam train Pochard passing LNER 3251.
Gouache, Watercolour - Hand signed - 1978

I am offering for auction a superb 20th century watercolour of a 1930s scene featuring the stunning A4 series Pouchard with Pullman carriages. Signed and dated 1978 bottom right.

'Pochard' steam locomotive, Class A4 engine No. 4499 hauling the down Yorkshire Pullman, Kings Cross to Bradford, Harrogate and Hull. This locomotive was later renamed 'Sir Murrough Wilson' (deputy Chairman of the LNER) and given stainless steel cut out numbers and letters in April 1939. The locomotive on the left was the first large boiler 4-4-2 of the GNR now preserved at the National Railway Museum. The A4 series of steam trains included Mallard, which was the fastest steam train with a record of 126 mph in 1938.

A stunning work of art from one of the worlds best railway artists. Such amazing detail in this large watercolour, which measures 44 x 37 cm.

Condition. In good condition. Please view all images for accurate condition. Ready to hang.

One of the foremost railway painters of the 20th century. Born 1929. Produced many detailed paintings of railway & transport subjects for Ian Allan publications over 40 years. Author & subject of the book 'Portrait of Steam' which illustrated many of his paintings.

Please note. Due to the fragile nature of old frames and glass, our shippers do not provide compensation for any damage caused during transit. We go to great lengths to ensure each painting is packed and protected to a very high standard but sadly cannot compensate or refund for any damage occurring to frames or glass during transit.

Lot details
Object
Painting
Artist
George Heiron (1929-2001)
Title of artwork
A4 steam train Pochard passing LNER 3251.
Period
1970-1979
Year
1978
Technique
Gouache, Watercolour
Signature
Hand signed
Condition
Good condition
Total dimensions
60×52×3 cm
Weight
5 kg
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