Fox Hill, Upper Norwood - Camille Pissarro, 1870, oil on canvas
England, like France, is rotten to the core. She knows only one art, the art of throwing sand in your eyes.--Camille Pissarro, 1883; quoted in Patrick Keiller's Norwood, 1983.When Apollinaire arrives in London in 1901, his description of the South London suburbs, seen from the train, is of 'wounds bleeding in the fog...'--Patrick Keiller, in conversation with John House, 2005.
Nocturne in Grey & Gold: Chelsea Snow - J. A. M. Whistler, 1876, oil on canvas