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Robert Bevan (1865-1925)

Cumberland Market, North Side

In 1914 Bevan took a studio on the west side of Cumberland Market in Camden. Although the use of horses in London was declining it was still an active hay market. The studio became the headquarters of the Cumberland Market Group: Bevan, Gilman, Ginner and John Nash, their aim was to capture the shapes and colours of daily life. The group held one exhibition in 1915.

This painting shows the view from Bevan's studio looking out across the market as the last carts leave at the end of the day. Bevan painted the market from different viewpoints and at different times of day. Here he contrasts the pale surface of the market place with the pinks and purples of the buildings to create an atmosphere of warmth and calm.

Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions511mm x 610mm
Acquisition NumberSOTAG : 1299
Credit LinePurchased in 1947 through the Chipperfield Bequest Fund

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