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Photograph - Methylating Company, Hull Distillery
  • Methylating Company, Hull Distillery
    Broomfield, Maurice, born 1916 - died 2010
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Methylating Company, Hull Distillery

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Hull (photographed)

  • Date:

    1935 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Broomfield, Maurice, born 1916 - died 2010 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Vintage silver gelatin print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.3748-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DELTA, shelf 8

Maurice Broomfield (1916-2010) worked to photograph the changing face of British manufacturing industries during the 1950s and 1960s. His photographs are recognized for their uniquely modern design elements, humanist strain, and their contribution to the documentation of the rebirth of British industry in the post war era.

Physical description

A vintage silver gelatin print of stacked barrels at a distillery in Hull

Place of Origin

Hull (photographed)

Date

1935 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Broomfield, Maurice, born 1916 - died 2010 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Vintage silver gelatin print

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped Yevonde and Broomfield Ltd., 28 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London

Dimensions

Height: 366 mm paper, Width: 288 mm paper

Descriptive line

Photograph by Maurice Broomfield (Yevonde & Broomfield Ltd.), 'Methylating Company, Hull, distillery', vintage gelatin silver print, ca. 1935

Labels and date

Broomfield is known for his photographs of British industry in the post-war period. Inspired by the modern design philosophy of the German Bauhaus school, he employed dramatic lighting, unconventional camera angles and details to convey the drama and energy of the factory environment. [20/11/2012]
Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2012-2013, label texts :

Maurice Broomfield (1916 – 2010)
‘Methylating Company, Hull, Distillery’
About 1935

Broomfield is known for his photographs of
British industry in the post-war period. Inspired
by the modern design philosophy of the German
Bauhaus school, he employed dramatic lighting,
unconventional camera angles and details to
convey the drama and energy of the factory
environment.

Gelatin silver print
Given by Maurice Broomfield
Museum no. E.3748-2007
[11 03 2014]
Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2012-2013, label texts :

Maurice Broomfield (1916 – 2010)
‘Methylating Company, Hull, Distillery’
About 1935

Broomfield is known for his photographs of
British industry in the post-war period. Inspired
by the modern design philosophy of the German
Bauhaus school, he employed dramatic lighting,
unconventional camera angles and details to
convey the drama and energy of the factory
environment.

Gelatin silver print
Given by Maurice Broomfield
Museum no. E.3748-2007
[11 03 2014]

Subjects depicted

Barrels; Distillery; Industrial location

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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