Anne Howeson, Regeneration and Revival in King's Cross (Midland Line Railway Works) (2015)


Anne Howeson  

Regeneration and Revival in King's Cross (Midland Line Railway Works)            (2015)             

Digital print on William Turner Hahnemuhle paper   

40cm x 47 cm      

Limited Edition of 55, signed and numbered by the artist

Please note: This artwork is print on demand, please allow a 1 - 2 week window for the production and delivery of your order.


To make this drawing, the artist worked on top of an old engraving depicting development of the Midland Railway Line in the 1860's.

A section of the line was planned to cross the burial ground of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, next to St Pancras Old Church.  To start the process, an Act of parliament had to be obtained and there were problems in gaining permission when it was discovered that masses of coffins were “buried to a depth of twenty-four feet in the older part of the ground”.

 This image is the last stage of the stop frame drawn film shortlisted in the Ruskin Prize 2017 exhibition: Master of All Trades. Using an eraser, conte and gouache the artist took photographs at each stage of the drawing, and made the film with the intention of suggesting a timeline of transformation, in an area of London currently undergoing a period of regeneration similar to the one in the nineteenth century. The slowly moving drawing leads the viewer towards an imaginary future of architectural and cultural development before looping back again to the past, suggesting that time and memory move in repeated cycles.


Original Artwork also available:

Anne Howeson  

Midland Line Railway works 2 (from Regeneration and Revival in King's Cross) (2015)             

Mixed media - gouache, conte and crayon   

40 x 47cm           

Original artwork – Exclusive to Ruskin Prize Editions


Please contact Rachel for delivery / collection / framing options for this original artwork.