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Rooftops, Highgate

Viewed from higher up the hill, this winter townscape shows the back of the houses on the next street down, and beyond that a London cityscape with the three towers of the Barbican on the horizon. A view that is constantly changing – evidenced by the construction crane in the middle ground – but fascinating to the artist for the abstract shapes it presents. One of David’s early figurative oils, its low contrast puts it in the category of ‘urban impressionism’.

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Completed 1976. Private collection.

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Size: 46 x 42 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas