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Body Shop, Austin, Longbridge, Warwickshire

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: British Motor Industry Heritage Trust

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In 1955 Robert Johnston was engaged by the Austin Motor Co. to provide a series of illustrations for a book published by the company to celebrate its golden jubilee. The illustrations were in his usual medium of watercolour. It was not Johnston’s first work for Austin, however, as he had already produced four paintings in oil for the company, of which this is one. This scene in the body shop shows the methodical approach to mass manufacturing in a big firm like Austin.

British Motor Museum

Gaydon


Date

1947

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 69 x W 89 cm

Accession number

1995/108/2

Acquisition method

gift, 1995

Work type

Painting


British Motor Museum

Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ England

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