Pete Hogan, Bewley's Westmoreland Street
Facade and sidewalk of the now-closed Bewley's on Westmoreland Street. The drawing dates from the 1990s. For many Dubliners over fifty, this was their favourite Bewley's, a long-established coffee-house that thankfully still operates on Grafton Street. The Westmoreland Street branch was bigger and quieter, described by James Joyce as the "afternoon resort of the intelligentsia". It was indeed a fabulous cafe, loftier, more commodious that the Grafton Street one. It was spacious and dark, filled with people on their own or in small groups: a part of our city that is sadly missed.
Pete Hogan is a Dublin artist whose street scenes and architectural drawings have documented Dublin life and architecture for almost four decades. He has sailed around the world and is also an accompoished maritime artist.
27cm wide x 37cm high excluding frame. Watercolour and ink on paper. Framed in archival materials with UV protective, non-reflective glass.
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