Spencer Gore

Houghton Place

1912

Not on display

Artist
Spencer Gore 1878–1914
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 515 × 614 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1927
Reference
N03839

Display caption

Gore moved from 31 Mornington Crescent to a first floor flat on nearby 2 Houghton Place in Spring 1912. This view, painted from his balcony window, shows Amptill Square. Since 1909 Gore became fascinated with his Camden Town surroundings. Most of his urban subjects were found within a few metres
of his home and were transformed in his pictures through his vivid use of colouring and strong sense of design.

Ampthill Square and Houghton Place were demolished in 1968 to make way for a tower block known as the Ampthill Estate.

Gallery label, February 2004

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