Breaking of a Lancashire Boiler

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The artist has commented on the work: 'This boiler was broken up in Dundee. I had a studio nearby. At the bottom of the road an old mill was being demolished, exposing two boilers. One had been broken up; the other was about to be broken up. I saw the opportunity for an interesting painting, I asked the chap with the torch if he would pose, and he was delighted to.'

Kirkcaldy Town House



Breaking of a Lancashire Boiler


oil on board


H 152.5 x W 142 cm

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purchased, 1990

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Kirkcaldy Town House

Wemyssfield, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1XW Scotland

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