School of Art
Prints / PR636
The Baker Street Underground
Etching in black on white laid paper
204 x 308 mm.
Purchase: Fine Art Society 1926
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Baker Street Underground, London; foreground, on the left, workers walking up and down stairs including a woman with an umbrella and a handkerchief, a man with a newspaper and a pipe, a woman wearing spectacles, a boy wearing a cap, a bearded man, a well dressed man in a top hat, a woman in a feather hat and two men conversing, on the right, a bearded herb seller with a basket, stick and a pipe, a mother and child, a woman with a boy who holds a banana, a blind man and an artist sketching (self portrait?); middleground, tunnels, advertisements, a ticket office, electric lights, pillars, girders, wiring, travellers with luggage and carriages of an underground train with passengers; background, a man on a ladder, steps, a kiosk and pedestrians. Etched in great detail with parallel lines and cross hatching. Text on image, 'HAMMERSMITH', 'BLIND', 'PEARS', 'BOVRIL', 'NIXONS SAUSAGE', 'GILLOY FURNITURE', 'TO LET THIS SPACE', 'EXHIBITION OF ETCHINGS BY NIXON', 'BOOK HERE', ESCALATOR TO BAKERLOO', 'BURTON CROOS[?]', AND 'BASS'