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Sir Henry Wood in the Queen's Hall

Painting
ca. 1920 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on millboard
Brief Description
Sir Henry Wood conducting a concert in the Queen's Hall by Adrian Allinson. Oil on millboard, ca.1920.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 647mm
  • Width: 527mm
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Cyril W Beaumont Bequest
Object history
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.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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
Collection
Accession Number
S.1133-1986

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record createdJuly 18, 2001
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