Evening snow in London, 1910
F. Ernest Jackson ARA (1872 - 1945)
RA Collection: Art
This lithograph of 'Evening Snow in London' was identified as depicting Bedford Square in London's Bloomsbury by the inscription on the verso (and on other impressions of the same print). The Jackson's lived in flat No. 47 in this square until 1913. However, as J.G.P Delaney points out, the scene does not appear to show Bedford Square at all and was previously described as a view in Kensington. Jackson lived at 1a Phillimore Gardens in Kensington before his marriage in 1910 so it is possible that the scene instead depicts this area instead.
Delaney also suggests that this view was inspired by Charles Shannon's print of his own house in the snow ('The Vale in Snow', 1899). Jackson must have been happy with the results, the lithograph was printed at the Chelsea Polytechnic lithography class where a copy was given to each student.
The lithograph was printed in four differently coloured states. The impressions of this print in the British Museum are titled 'Winter'.
J.G.P. Delaney, F. Ernest Jackson and his School , exhibition catalogue, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 2000
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