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John Edgar Platt:
Sunset in the Black Country, late 1920s
Framed (ref: 475)
Watercolour, 12 1/4 x 18 1/8 in. (31 × 46 cm.)
Provenance: Miss Stannard;The Fine Art Society (no. 2925)
This unidentified view is one that might have been found in any of the large
industrial pre-war cities of that period – the houses, schools and churches
alongside the factories and warehouses, with the railway line,
essential for transporting freight, running alongside. Stylistically it
resembles a wood-cut, the art form in which Platt excelled, though no
printed version of this scene has been recorded.
We are grateful to Paul Atterbury and Michael Barker for assistance.