Bathurst Mansions, Holloway Road, London N7

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This  extraordinary building can be found on the corner of Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road, London N7. The carved stonework high above the street caught my eye:

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There’s a lot of classical detail going on in here – a frieze of carved swags and tails, medallions of Green Men, pediments, cornices and elegantly carved column capitals.

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Instead of including it on a street drawing, I thought these buildings were worth drawing as a study by themselves.  The building too holds a lot of history and an insight can be read here into one of its residents on the pages of the Hornsey Road Blog.

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So, next time you are waiting to cross the Holloway Road, look up!

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Thanks for reading and happy drawing to my fellow artist readers.

Ronnie

About ronniecruwys

Worked as a conservation architect in Staffordshire for many years, I'm now living and working in the Clyde Valley, South Lanarkshire. Drawing, sketching and exploring my new Scottish life and surroundings. Graduate of Aidan Hart's Icon Diploma course, run by the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Please visit my other blogs https://www.icondiplomastudent.com and https://drawingthestreet.com and main website https://www.drawingthestreet.co.uk
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