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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1983,0723.2

  • Description

    Air Street; view along a street of tall buildings connected by large girders, a truck beneath archway at r, figures and traffic beyond Coloured chalks, on grey paper; framed

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1924-1926 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 587 millimetres
    • Width: 278 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The following label was written by Kim Sloan for Places of the Mind, 2017:
    Nevinson painted in a futurist style after leaving the Slade and at the beginning of his career from 1917 as a war artist. But he found the machine aesthetic not adequate to portray the horrors of the war and his style became increasingly realistic. After the war he focussed his attention on New York, London and Paris as sites of modernity for his striking interpretation of urban imagery. Here he uses coloured chalks to capture the redevelopment of the Regent's Street Quadrant in Central London, where work was underway on Piccadilly Station and the new underground line of that name.

    See also F. Carey, 'Some Versions of Pastoral', in K. Sloan (ed.), Places of the Mind: British watercolour landscapes 1850-1950, (London, 2017), pp. 140-171.

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  • Location

    On display: G90

  • Exhibition history

    2017 23 Feb-27 Aug, London, BM, G90, Places of the Mind: British Landscape watercolours 1850-1950

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1983

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1983,0723.2

1935 Colour lithograph, in green and maroon

1935 Colour lithograph, in green and maroon

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