Oil on Board
19.5 x 19.5 inches (50 x 50 cm)
Other homegrown artists have anchored themselves here; Hogarth and Blake were moved by its people, Constable and Turner thrilled by its views. This place was once the centre of the world and the world came to witness Londons’ pomp; Canaletto, Pissarro, Whistler and Monet took in its panoramas and made them permanent.London was then a grand subject for a painting, the city posed confidently and sat still for its portraits. But success brought with it the crowds and the grandeur became harder to find.
Jake Auerbach – Exhibition Catalogue