Miroslav Sasek - Des-Voeux-Road-West.jpg

Sasek, Miroslav – Des Voeux Road West

Watercolour with pen and ink, originally for ‘This is Hong Kong’ (1965). Named after the 10th Governor of Hong Kong, Sir George William Des Voeux. The first single-deck trams were introduced to Hong Kong, after being built in the UK, in 1904; double decker trams were introduced in 1912, but enclosed double-decker trams, as here, were introduced in 1925. They soon acquired the nick name ‘ding ding trams’ – a reference to the bells they used to warn traffic and pedestrians alike of their approach. When these bells were replaced by beepers in 2000, such was the outcry at the loss of the ding dings that they were quickly re-introduced, and Hong Kong to this day boasts ding ding trams.  

 

Format: Giclée print, Limited Edition (1/850) on 310gms thick, 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed.

Size: Image: 30.5 x 31.3; paper: 50.0 x 43.0cm

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Description

Watercolour with pen and ink, originally for ‘This is Hong Kong’ (1965). Named after the 10th Governor of Hong Kong, Sir George William Des Voeux. The first single-deck trams were introduced to Hong Kong, after being built in the UK, in 1904; double decker trams were introduced in 1912, but enclosed double-decker trams, as here, were introduced in 1925. They soon acquired the nick name ‘ding ding trams’ – a reference to the bells they used to warn traffic and pedestrians alike of their approach. When these bells were replaced by beepers in 2000, such was the outcry at the loss of the ding dings that they were quickly re-introduced, and Hong Kong to this day boasts ding ding trams.  

 

Additional information

Frame Options

Print Only, Matt-Black: face/edge 12mm, Matt-White: face/edge 12mm, Matt-Grey: face/edge 12mm, English Oak: face/edge 10mm, Brushed Aluminium: face 8mm/edge 14mm

Artist

Sasek, Miroslav

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