Cottenham, United Kingdom
72.000 x 48.000 x 1.000 inches
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The Pantechnicon Fire. 1874.
Painting - Acrylic On Canvas.
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This is an image of a large painting, 6ft x 4ft,I did some years ago for the Pantechnicon restaurant in Motcombe Street, Belgravia in the record time of a fortnight. I worked 16 to 18 hours a day in my tiny one bedroom flat that I lived in at the time to meet the deadline for the opening night and had to hire a van to deliver it from Brixham in Devon to London as it was too big for my car!
The sheer size of the painting, tight deadline and amount of research involved made this one of the most demanding works I've ever done and I wasn't exactly a young man in 2008!
The painting depicts the scene when the fire began to take hold, the Pantechnicon was a huge furniture and valuables warehouse with a Greco-Roman facade which survived and still exists to this day. Great damage was done with some ir-replacable paintings and objet d'art lost in the flames as the fire engines of the time had little chance of extinguishing the fire.
The painting hangs in pride of place in the restaurant�s main dining room but because of the tight deadline it is painted in acrylics, I�d love to have it back and re-paint it in oils some day but I�d have to hire another van!
A painting of this size in oils on canvas would cost about �4500.
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To find out more about the fire at the Pantechnicon, Motcombe Street of 1874 why not google it and also the Pantechnicon restaurant which serves superb food but at London prices!
April 14th, 2012
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