Shop for Machining 15-inch Shells: Singer Manufacturing Company, Clydebank, Glasgow

 
Shop for Machining 15-inch Shells: Singer Manufacturing Company, Clydebank, Glasgow
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  • Title :     Shop for Machining 15-inch Shells: Singer Manufacturing Company, Clydebank, Glasgow
  • Artist:     Anna Airy Artist British War Memorials Committee, Ministry of Information Commissioner
  • Accession:     87.1345.5.1
  • Country:     Great Britain London
  • Date:     1918
  • Dimensions:     Inches 33-1/4 44, Centimeters 84.5 111.8
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Paintings and Sculpture
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     War/Military , Laborers/Workers , Women Artists , World War I 1914-1918
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     87.1345.5.1.JPG
  • Tags:     War and Political Propaganda~Paintings and Sculpture
Description:
Original oil on canvas painting depicting women laborers making 15-inch artillery shells at the Singer Manufacturing Company, originally a sewing machine factory converted to produce munitions during the First World War; mounted in gessoed and gilded decorative frame with border of fruit, flowers and leaves; this is a study for a larger painting in the Imperial War Museum, London.