The Pool of London was exhibited at the Museum of London in 2000 as part of a series of topographical views by Di Stefano entitled Portrait of a City: The London Paintings of Arturo Di Stefano.
As the center of activity on the Thames , buzzing with a continuous flow of boats, cargo, industry, workers, warehouses, and quay-side activity The pool of London has a long tradition of inspiration for painter . In 1906 Andre Derain painted ‘The Pool of London’ four times; Monet painted the same subject in 1901 and Whistler in 1859.
Di Stefano’s canvas might be read as a homage to both a great city and to great painters.
We are grateful for the help of Laetitia, Rebecca and Purdy Hicks.