In the 17th century, London became one of the art capitals of the world, thanks to the rise of the panoramic city view as a painting genre. Showing tremendous range, this sumptuous visual history explores London as depicted in works of art, systematically exploring the city's districts through the centuries. Among the standouts, here are Turner's gorgeous image of the House of Lords aflame, Whistler's atmospheric rendering of Old Battersea Bridge, Carel Weight's quirky 1932 depiction of a lion attack at the zoo; and Henry Moore's sketch of Londoners in the Tube, waiting out the Blitz. Here too are glimpses of London through foreign eyes, with revelatory art by Canaletto, Derain, Pissarro, and Doré.
London In The Company Of Painters
Author: Richard Blandford.