T01984 DEMOLITION OF THE OLD HOUSE DALSTON JUNCTION SUMMER 1974 1974
Oil on board, 84 1/2×63 (210.5×160)
Purchased from Fischer Fine Art Ltd (Grant-in-Aid) 1975
Exh: Leon Kossoff, Claude Rogers, Recent Paintings and Drawings, Fischer Fine Art Ltd, July–August 1975 (no catalogue)
The information for this note was supplied by the artist in letters to the compiler of 4 September and 16 November 1975.
This picture depicts a view from the artist's studio in Dalston Lane, London E8 which he took in December 1971, initially with some ex-students to draw from the model and from the windows. The view is towards Canonbury. Ridley Road is on the right and the railway on the left is the Richmond-Broad Street Line. (The other window in the studio looks in the opposite direction, towards Hackney). Kossoff has a special association with the Dalston district where he grew up and went to school, though not in the immediate vicinity of the studio. The main reason he has worked there is because of the opportunity the views provided…