City of London from Waterloo Bridge by C.R.W.Nevinson



A photogravure after C.R.W.Nevinson,  signed in pencil to lower margin and within the print. Printed on heavy wove paper. A fox mark in middle of top plate mark, margins a little discoloured with handling folds and marginal creases, else very good and clean.

Plate mark size 185 x 225mm  (7.25 x 8.75 inches approx)

Sheet size 275 x 360mm (10.75 x 14.75 inches approx)

I have tried to do some research on this series by Nevinson with little success. However, The Museum of London Website does have these photogravures and their originals.  The image for sale on their website is titled ‘Waterloo Bridge from the West with St.Paul’s in Background’ and is taken after a drawing from the late 1930’s. Quote: ‘Nevinson’s use of brown wash in this drawing evokes the hazy, industrial atmosphere of London during the mid-1930s. This impression of industrialisation, together with the demolition of Rennie’s old Waterloo Bridge, suggests a city undergoing immense change. Nevinson may have taken this view from Hungerford Bridge or the north bank of the Thames in the City of Westminster.’  Dated 1938.

Sotheby’s did have one with an original envelope.  It must be from a fairly limited edition as they were all signed. But unable to find out who the publisher is, the date, which now appears to be  1938. London Museum also have ‘The Thames at Southwark’ oil painting and the photogravure ‘ The Southwark riverfront at Blackfriars Bridge’ both dated 1938; ‘The Thames at Deptford’ painting dated 1939, there was also a photogravure made after this oil; ‘The Temporary Waterloo Bridge’ painted in 1939 and the photogravure which they have titled ‘The Temporary Waterloo Bridge with part of Southbank’, again dated 1938.



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