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A Glimpse of Sun on Milsom Street, Bath

© the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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This view of Bath’s main shopping street was painted during four or five sittings in February/March 1999. It started as an overcast painting, but during the last sitting the subject was transformed by a shaft of sunshine. The artist has written:

'I relish the variety of our British climate and … dramatic changes in the weather … with my attention being held by ever-changing and surprising light ... I love painting Milsom Street because of all the action – delivery vans coming and going, shoppers etc., and of course the top of Milsom Street was my favourite pitch for selling drawings!'

Victoria Art Gallery



A Glimpse of Sun on Milsom Street, Bath




oil on board


H 61 x W 81 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1999.2

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1999

Work type



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