Alfred Clint

Hampstead from the South-East

c.1852–5

Artist
Alfred Clint 1807–1883
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 610 x 914 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1935
Reference
N04809

Not on display

Display caption

Clint exhibited a number of Hampstead subjects in the late 1840s and early 1850s. The view here appears to be from what used to be Gospel Oak Fields in Kentish Town, looking towards Hampstead, with the spire of Christ Church (consecrated 1852) piercing the horizon. In the middle distance work is shown in progress on the railway line from Camden Town to Willesden, which opened in 1855. The structures towards the right are brick kilns.

Gallery label, September 1993

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