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Sketch Book - No.17, Page 17 - Snow Hill Wharf

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Arthur Lockwood

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1995V573.17
Collection:Topographical Views - Lockwood Collection
Date:1960 - 1960

Maker Information

Artist:Frank Taylor Lockwood - View biography for Frank Taylor Lockwood
Manufacturer:George Rowney & Co - View history


Sunday 18th June 1961'I went down to the bottom of Snow Hill to make a drawing of the old houses near the Wharf. This was in the morning and I went down again in the aft. to start the painting.Demolition work still goes on - even on Sundays - now the pub at the corner of Bath Street is going - many a 'Union' meeting I have attended here - and now when it is down the catholic cathedral will be almost completely exposed to view'.Monday 19th June 1961'I went to the old Wharf at the bottom of Snow Hill to continue with the sketch started yesterday. B'ham is a city of dust and the smell of old plaster and sand is very evident from time to time. Today you could smell it on Steelhouse Lane - opposite the Beaumont - possibly the result of demolitions going on next to Greys furniture store, but more likely due ti the pulling down of a building next to the old Snow Hill Post Office - here clouds of dust completely hid the traffic coming up the Hill'.Tuesday 20th June 1961'Down to Snow Hill, but it drizzled with rain so I came home without doing anything'.Wednesday 21st June 1961'In the afternoon I continued with my sketch down the Warf at the bottom of Snow Hill'. Extracts from the diaries of Frank Taylor Lockwood.

Presented by Arthur Lockwood and Jean Barnsby.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
School/Style:Birmingham Topographic
Medium:Pencil on paper.
Place of Origin:London, England

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Height:130 mm
Width:186 mm