Government House, Hong Kong

Dennis Creffield (1931 - )

Charcoal on paper

1997

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: China
    City: Beijing
    Place: British Embassy

    Dennis Creffield's semi-stylised drawing shows the former residence of the British Governors of Hong Kong. Government House was built in 1855 and was redesigned under Japanese occupation during the Second World War. Creffield made this study in 1997, the year of the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China. Since then, Government House has been used for functions under the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. Dennis Creffield studied under David Bomberg (1890-1957) and something of the older artist's expressionist approach can be seen in Creffield's paintings and charcoal drawings of architecture.

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  • Details
    Title
    Government House, Hong Kong
    Date
    1997
    Medium
    Charcoal on paper
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the artist via C Roger Moss, March 1999
    Provenance
    C. Roger Moss, Hong Kong
    GAC number
    17391