Original wood art pyrography of steam traction engine "Old Duch", drawn on a section of yew log.
It measures about 200mm x 160mm (8" x 6 3/4").
Originally built in Thetford, Norfolk by Burrell in 1901 as a general purpose engine, "Old Duch", like her sisters, would have been used for a multitude of purposes, including road haulage, agricultural uses such as powering a threshing machine or to saw lumber. Like the specialist farming machinery used today, engines such as these were far too expensive for individual farmers to own. Instead, agricultural contractors would hire them and their drivers out to the farmers, moving the machines from farm to farm as required. Exactly the same thing happens these days with large machinery such as combine harvesters.
This pyrograph took me about 5 hours to draw. I took the original photograph at our local Driffield Steam Fair last August. One of a great many pictures I took, so I have plenty more of these pyrographs to draw!
I have set the drawing on the wood so that it follows the growth-rings as much as possible. The wood has a small natural split, and I have kept the tree-bark in its natural state.
I have signed it with my initials in the lower right of the artwork, it is sealed and finished with 4 coats of satin varnish on both sides and comes with a 'd' ring wall hanger.
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Suitable for indoor use only. All pyrographs should be kept out of direct sunlight, as the sun will bleach the wood.
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