• Short Summary

    Olive Harbutt makes pictures using plasticine, her father was an artist who invented it for modelling.

  • Description

    Bath, Somerset.

    M/S of 80 year old Miss Olive Harbutt sat in a room painting at an easel, there are many pictures on the walls behind her. M/S over her shoulder, she is working on a picture. M/S of different coloured rolls of plasticine. Her hand picks up a green bit and pulls a piece off. M/S of her profile as she works on the picture. M/S of her picture, which is a Swiss scene of a house in front of a mountain, she is adding bits of plasticine and using a tool to smooth it down. C/U of her face.

    M/S of Olive moving the Swiss scene behind another one on the easel, the painting now in the foreground is called 'Rural Cottage'. The narrator says she is the earliest pioneer of this form of art and her father, William Harbutt, invented plasticine as a material for modelling in 1895. C/U of 'Rural Cottage' C/U of her face studying the painting.

    L/S of the room, Olive's sister Enid walks into the shot and looks at the picture. Enid walks across the room and picks up a picture of three swans on a lake. M/S of the picture, C/U of a picture 'Cowboy' which is a cowboy on a horse. C/U of a picture 'Street Singers', one of them is playing a pipe and the other one is holding a pram and singing. M/S of 'Polar Bears Fishing'. All these have a 3-D effect.

    M/S of two pictures showing a country scene ('Kennet & Avon canal') and a house ('Orchard Cottage'), there is a model of two horses in the foreground. C/U of 'Lake Como' a picture showing a sailing boat on the lake through an arch.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:52:00 / 01:37:18:00
    CP 187

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