John Piper

[title not known]

1961

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
John Piper 1903–1992
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

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, July 2008