“Just A Slight Imposition” by Tom Fritz.
Two classic beauties are magnificently captured in this original painting by Tom Fritz. The N&W J Class 611 and the 1950 Mercury coupe race to a rural crossing. Although we certainly do not endorse driving your car in front of an approaching locomotive, we concede that this image is captivating and beautifully rendered. The Mercury is actually a painting of a car that was used in the movie Cobra, starring Sylvester Stallone. The 611, owned by the Virginia Museum of Transportation, is the most advanced steam locomotive ever built and has recently been restored to working condition.
Tom Fritz has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. In 2001 he was commissioned by Harley-Davidson to paint an image to commemorate the company’s 100th anniversary. Fritz’s work has also been used by the US Postal Service on its forever stamps. His work can be found in galleries and private collections worldwide. The original painting is owned by a friend of VMT, who graciously made prints available to benefit the Museum.
The print measures 24 x 18 inches. The actual image is about 11 ½ x 23 inches. Comes rolled.