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Wells Farm Bridge, Acton

Pissarro, Lucien (1863-1944), 1907, Oil on canvas 45.7 x 54.5 cm

The painting was exhibited at the New English Art Club in 1907 and subsequently at the Camden Town Group in 1911. Railway subjects were favoured by French Impressionists (of whom Lucien's father Camille Pissarro was a leading member) as particularly typical of modern urban life, a theme central to the beliefs of the Camden Town painters.