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The Cab Yard Evening. Crayon and watercolour drawing. From 1907 onwards, possibly influenced by Walter Sickert, Robert Bevan painted a number of London subjects, particularly cab yards and horse sales. Most of his cab yard paintings were executed in 1910. All were set in Ormonde cab yard in St John's Wood, close to Bevan's home in Adamson Road. The yard manager pays a cabman while a horse is inspected on the left. Such transactions, rare at the time this work was finished, had completely vanished by the end of the 20th century. This is a preparatory study for an oil painting of the same title.
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