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Hampstead Northbound

Oil on canvas board,

Hampstead Northbound

Oil on canvas 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.

In this piece, a northbound Edgware train is arriving at Hampstead station. The tilted angle of the view - so often used by Rebecca to highlight the lines and symmetry of Underground tunnels - here also reflects the noise and turbulence of the train bursting through the tunnel portal at speed.

Opened in 1907, this was one of the original stations of the 'Hampstead Tube' - now part of the Northern line. At the time this tunnel was being designed, Edvard Munch was creating The Scream. And at the time Rebecca was creating this painting, Ukraine was under attack. These threads of art and life converge on the advertising panel.

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Approx image size: 30 cm x 40 cm (11.5 x 15.5 inches)