An evocative painting by the highly collectible artist, Edna Lumb, being a departure from her more usual ‘industrial’ subjects, this was painted during a trip to Northern Nigeria in 1977, being featured in the magazine Modern Africa in October of that year, as the extract attached, and having been purchased by the present owner directly from the artist shortly after her return to the UK, , approximate overall dimensions 485 mm by 570 mm high, more usual subjects by the artist being also available currently in the Treasures-on-Line gallery entitled ‘Construction at Leeds’ [TOL-15073], ‘Cranes Leeds’ [TOL 15074], and ‘Warehouse in Sao Tomé’ [TOL-15092].
Edna Lumb [1931-1992] was born in Leeds and sadly died aged just 60 years after a long illness during which she continued to produce renowned work. Her many subjects included steam powered engines in cotton mills and the hydraulic mechanism of Tower Bridge together with trains, trams, and buses. Her paintings feature in Galleries and Private Collections worldwide, including the Manchester, Bradford, and Oldham City Galleries, the National Railway Museum in York, and were included in The Great Yorkshire Millennium Art Exhibition in Scarborough in the year 2000.approx size 535x620
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