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The London Toile
The London Toile

© Timorous Beasties. Photo credit: The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

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Scenes from contemporary London life are depicted across the cloth including a turbaned Sikh on a park bench, a girl with a pit bull terrier, road sweepers, a young boy on a tricycle, a youth being threatened with a gun and an elderly woman walking with the aid of a stick alongside iconic buildings such as the houses of Parliament, London Eye, Gherkin and Tower Bridge. The scenes are arranged with architectural vignettes in the centre and smaller figurative elements at the sides. Pigeons are also scattered around the tableaux.

The Whitworth



The London Toile




hand screen print on linen


H 142 x W 204.7 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

presented by Timorous Beasties, 2009

Work type

Textile art


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