A Halt in Piccadilly: 1901

Gordon Browne

A Halt in Piccadilly: 1901
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

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A Halt in Piccadilly. Photogravure on board. The heavy traffic has come to a standstill because, in the foreground, a policeman is letting a blind musician cross the road. In the commotion that follows, the motorcar in the centre seems to upset the horses and antagonise the bus driver on the right. Eros and the London Pavilion can be seen in the background. Leading the way through busy traffic is a young girl holding the hand of a blind violinist. Blind people have often been associated with music. One of the first blind musicians in Western history is the semi-mythical Greek bard Homer.

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