Chiswick Reach I by William Townsend

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

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
71.3 x 91.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,500 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Estate of the artist; James Hyman Fine Art.

Venue details

Cuming Museum 151 Walworth Road, The Old Town Hall, LONDON London SE1 2QH 020 7525 2332 www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingmuseum

Entry details

Free to all

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