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Author Topic: Whitefriars glass picture 1961  (Read 84 times)

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Offline flying free

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Whitefriars glass picture 1961
« on: October 29, 2017, 11:45:08 AM »
Not sure if this is commonly known but for those of you interested in Whitefriars glass there is a painting in the Science Museum collection painted in 1961 by Cliff Rowe - it shows two glassworkers.  Thought it might be interesting to know who they were?

https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects/co64977/glass-making-whitefriars-foundry-oil-painting

another here from 1959

https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects/co64978/glass-making-whitefriars-foundry-oil-painting

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Re: Whitefriars glass picture 1961
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 01:48:16 PM »
I have seen them before, but it's great to se them again.

Thank you M :).

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Re: Whitefriars glass picture 1961
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 02:36:37 PM »
do you know who they are Marc?

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Re: Whitefriars glass picture 1961
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 05:03:02 PM »
No, sorry. Might do a bit of digging though :).

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Re: Whitefriars glass picture 1961
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 07:06:02 PM »
I find the paintings themselves very interesting.
It was a period when a style similar to this was used for (now highly desirable) railway posters, but there's something about these two that makes me think there is a hammer and sickle missing in a corner somewhere.
Perhaps it's because the genuine feeling of really hard labour comes over in them. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Whitefriars glass picture 1961
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 07:12:42 PM »
I know exactly what you mean.  My friend has some posters bought when she lived in Moscow.

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Re: Whitefriars glass picture 1961
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 07:26:26 PM »
It's stunning artwork. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)
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