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Charleston Market by David Gentleman

Charleston Market by David Gentleman
Accession Code: wu0315
Title: Charleston Market
Date completed: 1972
Medium: Prints
Location Name: Westwood
Location Description: Centre for Lifelong Learning
Location Floor: 1

David Gentleman has made architectural studies a regular part of his output and is renowned in particular for his drawings and prints of historic buildings in Britain. In this case the subject is a market hall in South Carolina, USA which he drew during a visit to America in the 1970s. It focuses on the strong shapes of the market building, the arches, beams and pillars, to create a powerful sense of perspective and order, the two figures of market traders remaining incidental. A copy of this print is part of the Tate Gallery's collection of the artist's work.