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Painting - Sir Henry Wood in the Queen's Hall
  • Sir Henry Wood in the Queen's Hall
    Allinson, Adrian Paul
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Sir Henry Wood in the Queen's Hall

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Allinson, Adrian Paul (R.O.I., R.B.A.), born 1890 - died 1959 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on millboard

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:

    S.1133-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The viewpoint is from the promenade immediately below and to the right of the podium, looking up to the conductor left of centre. To left three players with audience in tiers above, to right a grand piano with audience in tier above and to extreme right violinists. In the centre hangs a large light with pink hanging shade.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1920 (made)

Artist/maker

Allinson, Adrian Paul (R.O.I., R.B.A.), born 1890 - died 1959 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on millboard

Dimensions

Height: 647 mm, Width: 527 mm

Object history note

The painting shows Sir Henry Wood conducting a concert at the Queen's Hall, Langham Place, where the Proms were held from 1895 until the hall was destroyed by bombing in 1941.

Historical significance: A rare painting showing Sir Henry Wood conducting at the Queen's Hall, probably during a Promenade concert.

Descriptive line

Sir Henry Wood conducting a concert in the Queen's Hall by Adrian Allinson. Oil on millboard, ca.1920.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ashton, Geoffrey, Catalogue of Paintings at theTheatre Museum, London, edited by James Fowler, Victoria & Albert Museum in association with The Society for Theatre Research, London, 1992, cat. 84

Materials

Oil colour; Millboard

Techniques

Painting

Categories

Paintings; Audiences

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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