Winter Street Scene
Simeon Stafford - Winter Street Scene is an oil painting depicting a fun day in the streets of the North, while it is snowing. We can see children playing, either building snowmen or pulling one another along on a sledge. While the row of houses in the distance all have black smoke pouring from the chimneys, a very common sight many years ago. One of the wonderful things about Simeon's work is his character building and storytelling. Each person has a role to play and although simply painted, they scream narrative.