Thames View from London Bridge
Framed (ref: 168)
Signed and dated
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm.)
Tags: David Tindle Neo-Romantics
Provenance: Andrew McIntosh Patrick, acquired directly from the artist
Laporte Corporate Art Collection, L48.98
This view from London Bridge is a remarkable record of the evolving post-war London sky line. Painted from London Bridge before its demolition in 1968 and re- erection in Arizona, this panorama shows on the left: Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's Bankside Power Station under construction (completed in 1960 - now Tate Modern). Also visible are the cranes serving the Port of London, later relocated further downstream: the same cranes which in 1965 were to dip in a moving salute to the funeral cortège of Sir Winston Churchill. Also discernible is Cannon Street Station and railway bridge. On the right is St. Paul's Cathedral and the Post Office Tower in the course of construction. At 620 ft it dominated the London sky line from every angle. This skyline was soon to change irrevocably with the construction in the 1960's of high rise office and tower blocks.
We are grateful to Michael Barker for his assistance in the cataloguing of this painting.