A History Of London In Prints

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A History Of London In Prints
A 1932 view of the Underground by the appropriately named Cyril Power. Copyright the artist and Osborne Samuel.

So much of London is iconic that it's unsurprisingly been the muse of many artists. Here's a selection of some fine prints from the collection of Mayfair gallery Osborne Samuel covering public transport and London markets.

The gallery will be showcasing a selection of prints, including these ones, in an exhibition in May. Plus it will be taking some of its prints to the London Original Print Fair, so there are two opportunities to check out the gallery's collection of rare British prints.

Edward Bawden's depiction of workers in Covent Garden market. Copyright the artist and Osborne Samuel.
The ever talented Christopher Nevinson gives us a view from Blackfriars. Copyright the artist and Osborne Samuel.
London buses tear along Regent street in this linocut by Claude Flight. Copyright the artist and Osborne Samuel.
We end with another Edward Bawden, this time in Leadenhall market. Copyright the artist and Osborne Samuel.

A Radical View: Avant-Garde Printmaking is on at Osborne Samuel, 23a Bruton Street, W1J 6QG from 9 May-4 June. Entrance is free and the gallery is open Monday to Saturday. The prints will also be on display at London Original Print Fair from 5-8 May, tickets are £12 for adults.

Art fans should also check our top 10 and most talked about exhibitions for this month.

Last Updated 23 September 2016