Rodney J. Burn, Waterlow Park, Highgate, c. 1924, oil on canvas, 1480 x 2970 x 55 mm, Tate.
This large painting was one of eight large works offered by a group of artists to decorate the new County Hall in London. Unfortunately, County all didn't want it, so it's taking up space in Tate storage instead.
A curious work, with modern Londoners depicted in the classical style. A water-nymph straight out of Poussin leans on a picnic hamper, while a putto raises itself out of a pram. Meanwhile a swam glides on still water. The semi-circular frame creates the sense these well-to-do leisure-seekers of yesteryear are trapped in a glass paperweight forever.