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4th April 2022

Readers of the Post and the Biannually will know about our admiration for, and love of, the painter Anna Airy. Since we all go to bed with images of war in our mind and wake up with them still whirling in our brain, this week on the Post images from another war a century ago, painted by Anna Airy. This is Women Working in a Gas Retort House- South Metropolitan Gas Company, London at the Imperial War Museum.'The interior view of a gasworks showing the retort process. Several women dressed in dark overalls stand at work on the floor of the gasworks. The focal point is the clouds of grey smoke and yellow flames emitted from the wall on the left of the painting.'

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