Catalogue entry

T03635 The Embankment after a Shower c. 1888

Oil on panel 5 3/8 × 8 5/8 (136 × 220)
Inscribed ‘P Maitland’ b.l.
Presented anonymously in memory of Terence Rattigan 1983
Prov: The artist's family; ...; Leicester Galleries; ...; Colnaghi & Co Ltd; Lord Ilford (Geoffrey Hutchinson); sold Impressionist and Modern Pictures and Sculptures Phillips 30 October 1978 (129) bt Fine Art Society; the donor 1979

See entry on T03625 for another work painted from the same spot. T03635 depicts Cheyne Walk and the embankment wall with a lamp-post in the middle ground and the Albert Bridge crossing the river Thames beyond. The Albert suspension bridge dates to 1873. When Maitland painted T03635 the bridge was painted a uniform grey whereas in recent times it has been treated to a colourful display of blue, green, white and pink paint. The embankment lamp-post is still present today as are the warehouses on the opposite bank.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986