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Sasek, Miroslav – Des Voeux Road West

£78.00£190.00

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.

 

Biography: Read more here.

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

Postage: All UK postage, whether for framed or unframed prints, is free of charge.

Framing: English oak; matt-white, grey or black: dimensions 12mm face/12 mm edge. Or aluminium: 8 mm face/14 mm edge. Mounts are conservation grade in off white.

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

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

Artist

Sasek, Miroslav

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