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Drawing - Sketch of the George Inn, Southwark
  • Sketch of the George Inn, Southwark
    Ginger, Phyllis E., born 1907 - died 2005
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Sketch of the George Inn, Southwark

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1940-1960 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ginger, Phyllis E., born 1907 - died 2005 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and wash

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Paul Durbin and Eleanor Durbin

  • Museum number:

    E.321-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 65

'The George' inn in Southwark, near London Bridge, rebuilt in 1676, is London's only surviving galleried coaching inn, and is now the property of the National Trust. The artist Phyllis Ginger (1907-2005) is best known for her topographical watercolour landscapes for the 'Recording Britain' project, which begun in 1939 with the purpose of recording aspects of British landscape that might be destroyed and lost under enemy bombing. It was Ginger's skill as a topographical artist that led to her first commission as an artist, a watercolour of Chelsea Bridge, which was presented as a gift to the Canadian Prime Minister when he officially opened it in 1937, and Ginger was also given permission to sketch the bombed streets of London during the war.

Physical description

Sketch of the George Inn, Southwark, by Phyllis Ginger

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1940-1960 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Ginger, Phyllis E., born 1907 - died 2005 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and wash

Dimensions

Height: 21.4 cm, Width: 27.8 cm

Descriptive line

Sketch of the George Inn, Southwark, by Phyllis Ginger

Materials

Pencil; Wash

Techniques

Drawn

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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