George Elgar Hicks (1824-1914) made his reputation painting diverse London crowds in scenes from everyday life — at the bank in Dividend Day, Bank of England (1859), at the post in The General Post Office, One Minute to Six (1860), and at a fish market in Billingsgate Market (1870).

References

Bills, Mark "The General Post Office: One Minute to Six." Burlington Magazine (September 2002): 550-56.


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