Waterloo Station

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London
Accession Number ART25699
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 96.4 cm x 70.9 cm x 6.9 cm; Unframed: 76.3 cm x 50.7 cm x 2.3 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Colahan, Colin
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Waterloo station, London, under black-out. Figures moving through the railway station; a large four sided railway clock hangs in the middle of the main conourse and at the upper left in the painting. A famous place for a rendezvous, beneath the clock, a couple embrace. In the lower right, a couple, the male in Air Force uniform, are caught in a downlight in conversation as they stroll along the station. To the far right, a uniformed man stands wearing a gas mask, an insidious reminder that these are times of war.