Charles Ginner

Piccadilly Circus

1912

Not on display

Artist
Charles Ginner 1878–1952
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 813 × 660 mm
frame: 939 × 786 × 65 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1980
Reference
T03096

Display caption

Piccadilly Circus was London’s busiest intersection and by 1910 was already dominated by its famous illuminated advertisements. Here Ginner captures the brashness and bustle of this epitome of the modern city. The feeling that the flower seller is imprisoned by motor cars and buses is emphasised by the low view point of the composition, while the passing bus advertises the latest music hall show.

Gallery label, July 2007

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