Victoria Station, troops Leaving for the Front

Description
As the main London rail link to the east coast channel ports, Victoria station was vital for troop movements during the First World War. Walter Bayes was a member of the Camden Town group. In 1917 he was recruited by the War Propaganda Bureau to paint pictures of the home front. Another work from this era, The Underworld, of the Elephant and Castle underground station, is at the Imperial War Museum.
Accession Loan No.
136/1975
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
Victoria Station, troops Leaving for the Front
Simple Name
painting
Full Name
Victoria Station, Troops Leaving for the Front
Dimensions
stretcher H 1500 mm; stretcher length 2020 mm; frame H 1780 mm; frame length 2301 mm
Production Person Surname
Bayes, attributed to
Production Person Initials
Walter
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918)
Production Year Low
1917
Production Year High
1918
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Topography Town
London
Topography Building Keyword
railway station

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