Victoria Station, District Railway

Bernard Meninsky1918

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums

Meninsky was commissioned by the Ministry of Information in May 1918; he had previously served as a private in the Royal Fusiliers. The concept of Victoria Station, District Railway came directly from the Ministry: ‘The immediate purpose for which Meninsky is desired is that he should paint important pictures representing typical London scenes during and after the arrival of a Leave Train from the Front’. Meninsky was enthusiastic about this choice and the painting is one of six he made on this subject.

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  • Title: Victoria Station, District Railway
  • Creator: Meninsky, Bernard
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Location: Victoria, London, England, UK
  • Physical Dimensions: w765 x h508 mm (unframed)
  • Provenance: © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1185)
  • Type: painting
  • External Link: Imperial War Museum website
  • Medium: oil