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Oil Painting Earlswood Pumphouse Near Birmingham By Artist Michael Scott 22 x 18 Inches

Ref: 0637 / LA16754

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I am pleased to offer for sale this oil on canvas by the Midlands artist Michael Scott, who has signed the painting Scott in the lower right hand corner.

Tucked into the back of the stretcher, we found a card which stated that the painting depicted the 'Pumphouse at Earlswood', priced at £550.

This is the old pumping or engine house at Earlswood Lakes in the West Midlands.

ABOUT EARLSWOOD PUMPHOUSE:-
We have included two old photographs of the pump house which is situated a little outside of Birmingham the engine house at Earlswood lakes.

The lakes are part of the Stratford-on-Avon canal network, situated about 9km south from the start of the northern section at Kings Norton.

The lakes were originally created to supplement water levels to the canal when they could not be maintained by natural sources.

In the early 20th century Earlswood Lakes became a key tourist resort for the residents of Birmingham and the surrounding areas, due to the arrival of the railway line in 1908 and the village came to be marketed as the ‘Scarborough of the Midlands’.

The engine house is Grade II listed and was built to contain the original beam engine that pumped water from the reservoirs up to the higher level of the feeder river. It has been in continual operation since 1823, though in 1936 the beam engine was dismantled and replaced by the electric pumps. You can see the in-fill brickwork where the chimney was removed, marking the arrival of electricity.

The building is typical of an engine house one tall narrow room for the beam engine and lower storey ancillary rooms surrounding it.
For this particular engine house the lower storey extension was added post 1846, when the canal was taken over by the Great Western Railway Company due to the decline of canal usage.

This is telling in other details such as the workshop bench made out of railway sleepers and the reclaimed platform edging bricks on the stairs.
The wooden beams for the upper floors are visible in between the brickwork and you can also see the structural ties that were added after construction, as the building needed more support to cope with the vibration of the machine.

ARTIST:-
Unfortunately we have been unable to discover any biographical details about the artist and, as we have so little details other than his name, cannot even find out when he was born or died, if indeed he has died, as there are so many people with this name. However, we believe that he was resident somewhere in the Midlands.

The painting has been expensively framed in a quality gallery 2 3/4" ornate swept dark gilt frame. It will be supplied wired and ready to hang.

MEDIUM
Oils on canvas

OUR REF 0637 AN HISTORICAL PAINTING IN GREAT DETAIL


Measurements

Height : 22 in

Width : 18 in

FRAME SIZE 21" x 18" - 53.35cm x 45.7cm

Declaration

Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art has clarified that the Oil Painting Earlswood Pumphouse Near Birmingham By Artist Michael Scott 22 x 18 Inches (0637 / LA16754) has a date/period of manufacture of around the 1950's

Condition

Excellent condition in all respects.

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