Letchworth Station

Spencer Frederick Gore

Painting, oil on canvas, Letchworth Station, Hertfordshire by Spencer Frederick Gore, 1912. Painting in the Post-Impressionist style depicting Letchworth station, Hertfordshire, with passengers waiting on the platforms. There are station buildings and waiting rooms with red tiled roofs, and a house with a red roof in the distance. There are fields beyond the station. Framed and glazed in acrylic.

Painting, oil on canvas, Letchworth Station, Hertfordshire by Spencer Frederick Gore, 1912. Passengers wait at Letchworth in this post-impressionist oil painting by Camden Town Group painter Spencer Frederick Gore. Letchworth was the world’s first Garden City in 1903, but a lack of local employment turned it into one of Britain’s first commuter towns. Gore’s painting was initially seen as a critique of the railway, but the clean and harmonious composition is now generally interpreted as showing its integration into the landscape. Framed and glazed in acrylic.

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Pictorial Collection (Railway)
gesso, gilt, oil on canvas and perspex
frame: 823 mm x 951 mm x 70 mm,
canvas: 625 mm x 752 mm
National Art Collection Fund

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