Crimson veil - print; etching; aquatint in red ink

In Ruth Hogg's semi-abstract aquatint, Battersea Power Station's four chimneys rise above its massive body. By February 1991, Ruth Hogg had been living and working near Battersea for one and a half years. The power station, a major London landmark, captured her imagination and inspired her art. She said, 'it is a sombre building perhaps, having fallen into disuse over many years, and [is] now in a dismantled state, but its monumental size and design still emanate power and energy'. Cambridge-born Hogg studied in Cambridge, Winchester, London, and Dublin. Battersea Power Station regularly features in her etchings and lithographic prints.
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12.6 x 13.9 cm (plate size);35.8 x 30.3 cm (sheet size)
Hogg, Ruth
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