Hull – Ferens Art Gallery (In the Cinema by Malcolm Drummond)

This artwork was painted in 1913 and so it is a relatively early depiction of a visit to the cinema, not a subject that I’ve seen portrayed like this before. A dark cinema doesn’t seem to be the most obvious thing to show, but it’s quite evocative, a bit Lowry in terms of the working person being anonymously portrayed.

The Ferens Art Gallery purchased the artwork in 1969 and the Guinness Movie Facts book claims that this is the first painting known in existence of an audience watching a film inside a cinema.