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Leyland Milk Tanker on a Farm

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: British Motor Industry Heritage Trust

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Victor Ellis lived at Leigh-on-Sea in Essex and his work largely concerned marine scenes. A senior member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Ellis was noted for depictions of craft along the East Anglian coast and the Thames Estuary, in particular sailing vessels. This painting of a Leyland milk tanker is unusual in subject but typical of Ellis’ evocative style of landscape. Most probably commissioned by Leyland’s commercial vehicle division, it was a piece of corporately-owned artwork for use in the company’s headquarters.

Heritage Motor Centre

Gaydon

  • Date

    c.1973

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    33.9 x 59.5 cm

  • Accession number

    1980/6/17

  • Acquisition method

    gift, 1983

Heritage Motor Centre

Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ England

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