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Friday, 29 June 2012

Kind Donation of a Portrait of Ruby Mutter by Hubert Cook

The portrait of Ruby by Hubert Cook was painted when she was 24 years of age in 1936. It was in the possession of her son, Brian Goddard who kindly donated to the Museum and Art Gallery.
He came to Swindon with his wife to donate the painting on Wednesday the 27th of June, a few of the Friends had assembled with Emma Cook to welcome them.
Here is a photograph of the painting:
 And a couple of photographs of the hand over:
Paul unwrapping the painting.

And above posing for a photograph being taken by Richard Wintle, on the left is Brian Goddard, on the right Emma Cook and Paul Ricketts. is Richard's website, the link to get right to the photographs taken by Richard:

Hubert Cook 1901-1966 was born in Wroughton and worked as a machinist in the Swindon Railway Works until 1944.
He was best known for his lithographs which were purchased by the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the War Artists Advisory Committee.
I took some photographs of some of the lithographs displayed for Mr Goddard to see.
 'Lifting a Heat from the Boiler Shop Furnace' 1945 lithograph print 4 of 7
 'Sawing White Hot Metal - Swindon GWR Rolling Mills ' 1939 lithograph print 3 of 10
'Unloading at a Railway Siding' Lithograph print 3 of 6.
'Roger's Lido, Knaresborough' 1945 Oil on board. This work was painted while Hubert Cook was when he was with the Ministry of Aircraft Production in Yorkshire.
Isn't it amazing how well some things are kept? The above poster was for an exhibition  of paintings and drawings by Hubert Cook at the Arts Centre in Regent Street.

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