Riverside Plein air Artists in 1956 – British Pathè
Old footage from 1956. A group of British plein air painters from the Old days. As usual, a fascinating video from the British Pathè channel!
The Wapping Group of Artists, meet from time to time to paint together.
Sequence includes brief panoramic shots of the River Thames. L/S view of river from pub, pan to show view of the river, with various vessels. Group make their way down alley, toward camera to ‘The Yacht’ public house. M/S cargo steamer. Stills cameraman taking pictures on terrace. M/S of artists setting up easels on terrace by river.
Various shots of the artists starting to work. L/S Greenwich Power Station, pan to artist drawing, followed by C/U of artists’ palettes and brushes working on paintings. The artists continue painting, some smoke pipes. M/S William Watkins is seen working on a water-colour of Deptford Power Station. M/S river scene with man rowing a boat away from camera, and later ties the boat to the wharf.
Leslie Ford, smoking a cigarette, is also seen at work, and also Wilfred Morden.
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