|View of the Thames (1889) by Childe Hassam|
Behind the boats is a view of Charing Cross Railway Bridge with Embankment Gardens and Cleopatra's Needle on the right and the Houses of Parliament in the background. The Thames Embankment would still be very new when this was painted.
The mixing of pigments on the paper is very attractive and lifts what are ostensibly grey buildings and grey water into some far more interesting. Why shouldn't be water and sky be yellow? It seems entirely appropriate.
I spotted it partly because I saw some boats very like this last Saturday moored in the River Thames outside Old Billingsgate Market
|Boats participating in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant Flotilla|