'Société française de Vierzon'Oil on canvas70 x 100 cmBert made this painting after a visit to the Museum of Vierson on May 26, 2018. The painting shows the 'Société française de Vierzon' which is situated in front of the museum. It started on March 28, 1879 as the 'Société Francaise de Matériel Agricole et Industriel Vierzon (SFMAI) The brick and metal building was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century for the Société Française who made steam engines and farm machinery.The building design was inspired by Eiffel (of the tower). In 1928 the building was extended using concrete, a modern material at the time. The factory closed in 1995 and the buildings are today protected as a National Historic Monument.The facade on the building opposite the museum was restored in 2006.