Chiswick Reach I by William Townsend

Sunset view of the river Thames by a member of the Euston Road school.


Oil on canvas
71.3 x 91.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,500 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
James Hyman Fine Art Ltd

One of the artist's post-war London landscapes. The capturing of light at the moment between dusk and darkness echoes Whistler and others but has a gritty realism that offered a new perception of urban landscape. The composition has a strong spatial tension, balancing the mass of water against the press of the industrial fringe, the pontoon, barges and tug.


Estate of the artist; James Hyman Fine Art.

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