John Piper [title not known] 1961

Artwork details

Artist
John Piper 1903–1992
Title
[title not known]
Date 1961
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 429 x 584 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Curwen Studio through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975
Reference
P06422
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This lithograph is one of two commissioned by Westminster School. Piper did not make many paintings or drawings of places in London, except when specifically commissioned. He had not lived there since soon after giving up his first career as a lawyer, and he preferred to work in isolated places where he could not be overlooked.

Typically, there are no people in this view, which looks as if it were seen at night.

July 2008

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