Christmas Presents by Hugo Oehmichen (Victoria and Albert Museum )Date painted: 1882
As we edge nearer to Christmas Day, I thought it would be interesting to view how different artists at different times have captured the Christmas Period.
All the paintings have in common that they are either about London or can be seen in London.
Christmas Day in the London Bridge Young Men’s Christian Association Canteen: Her Royal Highness Princess Helena Victoria, Mrs Norrie and Miss Ellen Terry by Clare Atwood
IWM (Imperial War Museums) Date painted: 1920
Christmas Mirror 1947 by Anthony Green (British Council Collection) Date painted: 1982
The scene in this painting is Christmas Day 1947 in the Green family home in Lissenden Mansions in North London. It is the only painting of the artist’s parents together (they divorced when Green was 13).
Christmas Tree Viewed through Red Curtains by Charles Mahoney (The Geffrye, Museum of the Home ) Date painted: c.1952
A Frost Fair on the Thames at Temple Stairs, London by Abraham Hondius (Museum of London)
Date painted: 1684
Friends in Adversity, Christmas Day at the Dreadnought Hospital, Greenwich (Coming Down to Dinner) by John Charles Dollman (Nottingham City Museums and Galleries) Date painted: 1880
The Christmas Party by Henry Kondracki (UCL Art Museum) Date painted: 1986
May I wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.