Trafalgar Square looking towards the National Gallery from Canada House

EDWARD WESSON (1910-1983)

Trafalgar Square looking towards the National Gallery from Canada House

1950 United Kingdom

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This busy urban scene demonstrates that Wesson is as skilful at composing and depicting the great public buildings, monuments, buses and pedestrians of London’s principal square as he is at evoking the empty skies and broads of East Anglia. Like a classical landscape by Poussin or Claude, this watercolour is given the traditional repoussoir of a dark, upright form at the left-hand side (here the corner of Canada House, rather than a conventional tree), which helps to define the spatial depth of the square and to set the buildings back, beyond the fore- and middle grounds. The cursive, descriptive brushwork gives the whole work a great spontaneity, and suggests the movement of the city beneath the moving clouds.
Height 34.30 cm (13.50 inches)
Width 51.60 cm (20.31 inches)
External Height 58.70 cm (23.11 inches)
External Width 76.80 cm (30.24 inches)
Watercolour on paper
s & d 1950
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