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Barges on the Thames

Barges on the Thames

Location: London, UK

Subject: Boating Scene

Medium: Pastel

Date: 1930s

Signature: Knighton-Hammond

Dimensions: 25 cm x 28 cm

This pastel of the Thames was painted on a sheet of sandpaper – Knighton-Hammond must have run out of pastel paper so had to improvise! He uses strong colours for the elements in shadow. The bow of the sailing boat is depicted in a strong orange and is cleverly reflected in the shimmering water. He creates a slight mistiness of atmosphere by skilful blending of pastel with delicacy and control. The composition is well drawn as we would expect with the technical virtuosity of Knighton-Hammond’s draughtsmanship.

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