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Offline jimawilliams

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2018, 23:03:04 »
All makes total sense now, quiet easy really and very logical!
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2018, 19:46:33 »
Definitely smiffy. If you down load the image from your link you get a slightly larger image and you can see the railway bridge & embankment. Well done everyone!
Perhaps Wylie thought "Rochester Road" more commercial than "Barnet Road"?

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« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2018, 17:51:26 »
The Barnet location is almost certainly the correct one. This means the pub is in fact the "Queen's Arms". Take a look at the photograph on this page:

http://www.beesoverseas.com/underhill-early-years.html

So why the road to Rochester? More like the road to Chipping Barnet!


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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2018, 17:40:44 »
A clearer image may be viewed at
http://19thcenturybritpaint.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/charles-william-wyllie.html
this Rochester High Street, the spire above the railway bridge is St.Barts Hospital.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2018, 15:44:11 »
If you Google Earth "St John the Baptist Chipping Barnet" , track south on the map down the A1000 (aka The Great North Road), you will find the junction with the A110 Station Road. The railway line crosses the A1000 just north of this junction.Street view back towards the church and, I think, possibly, bingo..

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2018, 14:49:24 »
St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet looks like the building to me...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John_the_Baptist_Church,_Chipping_Barnet
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2018, 14:10:17 »
Quote from the link posted by jimawilliams

"Very odd as the Road to Rochester bears a striking resemblance to the old Queens Arms public house in the Underhill area of High Barnet, plus the railway bridge and church on the hill. Barnet museum has some photos of the building."

As Bilgerat says could well be a fictional scene composed by the artist.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2018, 13:32:55 »
Just playing devils advocate here, but it may be that this is just an abstract scene, not related to any particular place?
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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2018, 13:05:04 »
Looks a bit too rural to be Rochester High Street, kyn! The church looks pretty distinctive - I've had a search through some Kent church images but haven't been able to find anything similar.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2018, 23:54:30 »
Here?

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2018, 23:32:00 »
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2018, 21:51:54 »
I don't think that's the Castle and Cathedral on the horizon conan - zooming in a bit it seems to be a church with a tower and what looks like a small roof spire.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2018, 20:12:17 »
Maybe if someone can identify the railway bridge? I`ve looked at the ones in Gun lane, Canal rd,  London rd and others, but they don`t look like the one in the picture.
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2018, 19:59:34 »
The castle and Cathedral are on the horizon with castle to the left, taking a backsite on that angle,I reckon that this was painted from over the river somewhere in Strood.   
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2018, 18:41:38 »
Not a photograph, but I though it would be quite well suited to this thread. The title given is "The road to Rochester" - the question being, which road and where? I think that the bridge carries a railway as there would appear to be a train visible towards the left about to cross it. Looks like a pub on the right, but unfortunately there are no readable signs. If it's still there then perhaps one of our members could identify it.

The painting is by Charles William Wyllie, the younger brother of William Lionel Wyllie - a famous maritime artist - and is dated 1904.

 

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