Sir George Clausen, RA, RWS, NEAC (1852-1944)
A Roadblock at Night
Signed l.r.: G.Clausen
Watercolour over pen and ink
Following Clausen’s move to St John’s Wood in north London in 1905 he embarked on a series of Whistlerian nocturnal subjects, including views of houses at night and atmospheric depictions of the London skyline. It is likely that this unusual roadblock scene is one such London subject and dates from the latter half of the artist’s career.