Harold Gilman painted images of everyday life. This work was painted from a detailed drawing he made on the spot during a visit to Leeds.
This market is an indoor market with a glass roof. Notice how the artist has painted the intricate structure of the roof and has created a sense of the vast space of the market. An old lady in a shawl and a man with a basket stand at a market stall. Behind the stall barrels, boxes and baskets are piled high.
Think of a visit you have made to a busy market or shop. Try and remember the sounds you heard – these might be the chatter of shoppers or the shouts of stall-holders drawing attention to their goods. Think about the smells – the sweet smell of fruit or the earthy smell of vegetables or the tempting warm smell of doughnuts or fish and chips. How did the bustle of all the people make you feel?