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Queens Road Station, Bayswater

Sickert, Walter Richard (1860-1942)

Queens Road Station, Bayswater
3 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 22cm


Queens Road station (now Bayswater station) was one of the first underground stations in London. This painting shows a view across the tracks to a platform where a man is seated in a recess. The diamond-shaped platform sign was a short-lived prototype of the famous bar and circle design, introduced shortly after Sickert completed the canvas. The name 'Whiteley’s' refers to the well-known department store just north of the station. For contemporaries, Whiteley’s was synonymous with the sensational murder of the store’s founder in 1907. Sickert’s arrangement of the station’s signs and advertisements into patterns of form and colour particularly appealed to Roger Fry who bought this painting in 1919 for his London home.

Image Details

Circa 1916
England, London, Bayswater
The Courtauld Gallery, London

© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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