There are a couple of fine images in the ‘Made In Britain’ sale coming up at Sotheby’s on 13th September. Above, Building Aircraft : Making Engines by CRW Nevinson and from a 1917 series of wartime works produced by the UK government, and below, from 1920, Paul Nash’s Promenade No.1.
Leftover Londoner is on holiday in Norway, not that you’d know it from this picture, which shows the Port Of London, as painted in 1911-12 by Anders Svarstad. It is, however, hanging in the KODE art gallery in Bergen along with lots of Svarstad’s other (not quite as good) works.
The Piccadilly Line isn’t yellow! The Northern can’t be lilac!! It’s strange to see our familiar tube lines in unfamiliar colours, but this map dates from 1911 before each line had its own standardised identity.
Now all but forgotten, EA Verpilleux was hailed as a master of the art of the woodcut in the 1910s and 20s. He produced some great images of London – most now on this blog. Here’s another: St Paul’s From Cheapside, dating from 1912.