Painting of Portishead 'B' Power Station

Description
Commissioned by the Central Electricity Generating Board, this is one of a number of architectural views by Tristram Hillier. Although the power station was operational in 1956, when Hillier painted it, he shows it during construction, revealing an interesting industrial structure. He lived near Glastonbury from 1947.
Accession Loan No.
WESTM : 1994.302
Collection Class
Fine Art
Medium
oil
Common Name
painting of Portishead 'B' Power Station
Simple Name
painting
Production Person Surname
Hillier (1905-1983)
Production Person Initials
Tristram
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Production Date
1956
Production Town
Glastonbury
Production County
Somerset
Production Country
England
Production Continent
Europe
Material
canvas, hessian, wood
Topography Town
Portishead, Somerset
Topography Building Keyword
Portishead 'B' Power Station

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