William Ratcliffe

Hampstead Garden Suburb from Willifield Way

c.1914

Artist
William Ratcliffe 1870–1955
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 510 x 763 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tate Members 2006
Reference
T12260

Not on display

Display caption

The construction of public railways led to the growth of the suburbs as it became possible to commute from further afield. Ratcliffe lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb, a new development built in 1907 between Golders Green and East Finchley. It was devised by the philanthropist Mrs Henrietta Barnett, who bought a large amount of land and built residential areas for artisans, the middle classes and the more affluent. This view is from a tower that is part of the Hampstead Garden.

Gallery label, February 2004

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