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The Swan in Bayswater Road, London is not only beautiful but historical. It goes back to the early seventeen hundreds when highway men roamed the roads and forests. They would hold up unfortunate coach travellers and tell them to" stand and deliver or their life. " One such highway man was the infamous Dick Turpin who frequented the Swan and was eventually hanged for his crimes. A plaque commemorating him, can be seen on the outside of the wall of the pub in my painting.
Acrylics on canvas board