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Lewes Market - Picture in Tate collection

On 2 Feb 2013 at 7:46pm Screaming J wrote:
Reading the thread on the Avalanche print on the Forum reminded me. I came across this picture when I was trying to find piccys of Lewes Market; as my Grandfather used to work there many moons ago (although mostly in the Auction bit).
Anyone know whether there are any prints around of this?

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On 3 Feb 2013 at 1:40am Fairmeadow wrote:
What a lovely picture, sadly confined to the Tate's dusty vaults.
On 3 Feb 2013 at 8:27am bastian wrote:
What a brilliant picture, I remeber the market well and it's great to see a painting of it.
On 3 Feb 2013 at 5:45pm KENDO CASTER wrote:
I also remember it well, on the way to and from school. I wonder if the people in the painting are real people from the day, would be nice to put a name to a face.
On 3 Feb 2013 at 7:02pm Peter Pan wrote:
As a kids growing up on a local farm we used to collect , Cowslips,Mushrooms,and snare Rabbits in season and sell in the Market for our pocket money
On 3 Feb 2013 at 11:06pm bloke wrote:
Go to www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/cattle-market-197786 and select "Print a copy of this painting or order online"
On 3 Feb 2013 at 11:12pm bloke wrote:
Actually ignore that I just clicked through and it;s a mind-bending and expensive experience trying to order a print from The Tate.
On 5 Feb 2013 at 9:15am curious wrote:
Lovely painting, but I don't get where the cattle market was, exactly, from the view?
On 5 Feb 2013 at 4:01pm bastian wrote:
I think some artistic licence has been applied,
On 5 Feb 2013 at 7:29pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The cattle market was still going when I first moved here. I worked at Pelham House then, but in a temporary building out in the garden, and you could hear the animals celar as anything if you had the windows open.
One day one of my London mates rang me at work and heard the mooing in the background. She refused to believe I worked within earshot of cows and sheep and insisted I was winding her up and had one of those toys that makes cow noises.
On 5 Feb 2013 at 11:32pm curious wrote:
So was the market where Gorringe's sheds are now, back of the station?
On 6 Feb 2013 at 8:17am Sussex Jim wrote:
Yes, or next to them. Alongside the London platform as seen from the station, where there are now houses.
On 6 Feb 2013 at 2:51pm bastian wrote:
Where Tanners Brook is now, there was a bull ring and everything.

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