Stephen BoneLittle Venice 1952

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Artwork details

Artist
Stephen Bone (1904‑1958)
Title
Little Venice
Date 1952
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 762 x 1022 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1997
Reference
T07231
Not on display

Summary

This is one of a large series of London views that Bone executed from the 1930s to the 1950s. Little Venice is located in West London, and so called because of its proximity to Regent's Canal. Bone liked to paint water and its reflections, and often combined this with compositions showing people going about their daily business, a combination which is the subject of this picture. A barge, hung with its owner's washing, travels along the canal. Two children play along the banks, and a man sits on the railings overhead, enjoying the view.

Further reading:
Stephen Bone, Albion: An Artist's Britain, London 1939
Stephen Bone, exhibition card, Sally Hunter & Patrick Seale Fine Art, London 1986

Terry Riggs
November 1997

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