Thursday, 26 March 2009

Putney views

By an amazing coincidence, boatbuilder and former railway manager Chris Perkins at Strathkanchris's Little World recognised the vista of the Thames from the boathouses at Putney as shown in Google Street View from an old carriage poster in his possession. The artist was A.J. Wilson, who seems to have specialised in pictures for the travel trade and did a lot of work for British Railways. It was painted in 1954, according to the Travelling Art Gallery.

1 comment:

Gavin Atkin said...

What a nice painting!