Sunday, 21 June 2015

The Night Watchman... Crime Reference; e1577

During the 1950's I made a series of paintings on riverside characters, these were often exhibited and 'The Night Watchman' was subsequently shown in Sweetwaters Fine Art Gallery in Crawford Street, W1. One evening there was a hit and run; a van crashed into the front window and thieves grabbed all the paintings close to hand including this one.  The thieves were caught but when I enquired about the painting I was told they were caught over 'a much more important crime than art' and so I never saw the painting again! The painting was insured so it wasn't a total loss. However, over the years I have regretted not knowing what happened to it and decided that it would be interesting to recreate the painting but with a different feel in stained glass. Below are my first attempts at stained glass with the assistance of Apollo Stained Glass. More pics to follow on completion...some glasses may change!

If anyone knows the whereabouts of this painting please contact me!

Some silver stain to follow then over to Apollo Stained Glass for leading, cementing etc. 

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