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P. Henson - 1949 Watercolour, St Thomas's Tower, Tower of London


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A watercolour and pen and ink painting of St Thomas's Tower at the Tower of London with Traitor's Gate below. St Thomas's Tower was built by Edward I between 1275 and 1279. Unsigned. There is a text inscribed on the reverse about the history of the Tower along with watercolour studies of columns. Date taken from other paintings from the same portfolio. On wove laid to card.


There is some mild foxing and discolouration, primarily to the margins.


18 x 26.9cm (7.1" x 10.6")
Sheet: 23.3 x 32.4cm (9.2" x 12.8")

Collection Information

A collection of paintings depicting views and architectural details of the Tower of London, dated 1949. The majority are inscribed with details about the scenes on the reverse which are written with care and fascination, the portfolio perhaps originally being intended as a gift or as a preparatory manuscript for publication. The surname of the artist was inscribed on the portfolio's original folder.

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Code rc222
Artist P. Henson
Date 1949
Dimensions 18 x 26.9cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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