Last Of Gas Lamps Of London

by Artist Guneet Kaur

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Size: 11.8x9.8 In

Medium: Acrylic Color

Surface: Canvas Board

Artwork: Original

SKU: GAL029437394

Created in 2017

Quality: Museum Quality - 100% Hand-painted

To be delivered as: Stretched

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Public illumination preceded the invention and widespread adoption of gaslight by centuries. In 1417, Sir Henry Barton, Mayor of London, ordained "lanterns with lights to be hung out on the winter evenings between Hallowtide and Candlemasse." With the adoption of electric lamps, there are just 1,500 gas lamps left in London, each one hand-lit by a member of a five men team every evening. The painting captures a one such lamp being lit. These 5 men are actually British Gas Engineers who instead of going their regular jobs of servicing boilers and taking readings, dedicate their time to this enchanting tradition. I was intrigued by this and decided to paint this event in acrylic on a typical dark London night.

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