OIL PAINTING: London Bridge - Half Tide, 1884
In " London Bridge - Half Tide " Grimshaw is still addressing the industrialness of the City- working ships - but his nighttime preference, long view (creating a vista), monotone palette heightened by dusk/dawn time slows down the pace of life. Note the harmony of the even warehouses on the left, the strong horizontal of the bridge, the rhythm of the water. This is an aesthetic response. Note how images of St. Paul's address a nationalist tone, the river and the cathedral as a pivotal image is a frequent motif.