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PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR
11 X 15 INCHES
EXHIBITED: 'CHRIS BEETLES SUMMER SHOW 2016', NO 60
WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR
11 1/4 X 15 1/4 INCHES
Hunt was attracted to the theatrical quality of sites of industry and demolition, and so found much to inspire him when, in November 1959, the large Watney Stag Brewery between Victoria Street and Bressenden Place in London’s Victoria was razed to the ground. Works of the brewery’s remains were exhibited at the Royal Society of Painters in Water-Colours in 1960 and 1963. He made drawings of the subject in his sketchbooks for 1959, SB41 and SB43.