L & Y
(Lancashire & Yorkshire)

1992
 
ACRYLIC
32" x 23", 81 cms x 58 cms
3750
 
 

Where I grew up was all Lancashire &Yorkshire territory; and as a born and bred Lancastrian with 4 Yorkshire grandparents, the pairing of the two counties seems particularly apposite....

From the time of the 1850s paisley pattern to the 1890s William Morris print and on into the 20th century, this railway served one of
Britain’s key industrial areas.

The locomotive is an Aspinall ‘Highflyer’, built for speed and often used to haul the crack expresses between Manchester and
Liverpool, used by the powerful industrialists and merchants. There is also a portayal of other classes of society, working in mining and textiles.