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© the artist. Purchased, 1974. Museums Sheffield
Upperthorpe, Sheffield
Date Made/Found: 1959
Artist: David Hepher , British, born 1935
Vendor: David Hepher , British, born 1935
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Sight size: 682 x 876mm Overall: 786 x 980 x 57mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.4542
David Hepher’s painting depicts a view of the Upperthorpe area of Sheffield where he lived as a young man. The vibrant red brick houses are set against the background of industrial Sheffield with the gas tank at Neepsend in the background. The artist is best known for his paintings of urban residences, especially tower blocks, a fascination which he developed in his youth. ‘I first saw high-rises being built in Sheffield when I was living there in the 1950s; they were pulling down the 19th century back-to-backs and building high-rises in their place.’ David Hepher
Display Location: Graves Gallery

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