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Mural

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: English Folk Dance and Song Society

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During the Second World War, Cecil Sharp House was bombed and the elevated Musicians’ Gallery in the Main Hall was destroyed. The Society decided to commission a mural to replace it. The mural was to depict key English folk dances and traditions, and Ivon Hitchens planned the composition carefully to be in keeping with the spirit of the Society and to sit naturally within the Hall with dances and performances taking place beneath it.

English Folk Dance and Song Society

London


Date

1954

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 610 x W 2103 cm

Accession number

EFDSSART006

Acquisition method

commissioned, 1951

Work type

Painting


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English Folk Dance and Song Society

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, Greater London NW1 7AY England

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