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Blackfriars Bridge, London
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Blackfriars Bridge, London

Circa 1927

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889-1946)

Oil on canvas

Height: 76.3 cm ( canvas ); Width: 101.6 cm ( canvas ); Depth: 6.4 cm ( frame ); Width: 105 cm ( frame ); Height: 79.6 cm ( frame );

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Power, D; gift; 1960

About this work
Nevinson takes a vantage point at the junction of Blackfriars Bridge and the Embankment to create this dramatic v-shaped composition, looking along the Thames to old Waterloo Bridge. He captures the frenetic activity of the city in its various aspects, from the bustle of commuters on foot and in trams, to the heavy river traffic and the smoking chimneys of the industrial docks along the South Bank. Visible through the smog in the upper left are the towers of the Palace of Westminster. (Permanent collection label)

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust\the esate of the artist\www.bridgeman.co.uk

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