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Baker Street

Oil on Daler board,

Baker Street

Oil on Daler board,

Rich in colour, detail and depth, this work is part of a series of paintings celebrating the architecture and atmosphere of the London Underground. These facing platforms at Baker Street station formed part of the first subterranean railway in the world, and the scene would still be recognisable to those who travelled on the then Metropolitan Railway back in 1863.

The illuminated recesses casting pools of light on the platform originally served as essential ventilation for the steam locomotives which used these tracks, and the distinctive globe lights hanging from the ceiling provided the warm glow of gas light when the station first opened.

By careful selection of perspectives and viewpoints (and by removing almost all of the people), Rebecca is able to take ordinary scenes and reveal their underlying beauty and style, which can so often go unnoticed.

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Approx image size: 61 cm x 46 cm (24 x 18 inches)