Speed in Green


Oil on canvas 33 x 55 cm

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The great W.O. Bentley’s first ambition was to be a locomotive engineer, and he was thus apprenticed to H.N. Gresley at the Doncaster works of the Great Northern Railway. However, his love of speed and competition was better satisfied on road and racing track. Here, we see a classic Bentley tourer of the 1920′s in a duel with Gresley’s ‘Cock o’ the North’ of 1934, a ‘Mikado’ locomotive built at Doncaster for service in Scotland.