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Landscape No. 664

© John Virtue. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

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John Virtue's monochromatic landscape is from a series of views of London taken from different points along the River Thames. St Paul's Cathedral can be seen from the river, looking towards Blackfriars Bridge, its monumental dome modelled in viscous black paint. Initially, it seems as if little else is distinguishable, but gradually other details start to emerge, such as the façades of riverside houses, highlighted in white.

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white acrylic, black ink, shellac & emulsion on canvas


H 183.3 x W 183.5 cm

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purchased from the artist, 2004

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