Leicester's Curried Turkey

Lizzy Hewitt

The Turkey Cafe is a building with a flamboyant Art Nouveau facade in Granby Street, Leicester, England. It was built in 1900 and is now a grade II listed building. The facade puns on two meanings of 'Turkey', with a vaguely Eastern exotic style of architecture and three large turkey birds on the facade, one sculpted on each side of the ground floor shopfront and another forming a large coloured panel of Royal Doulton tiles right at the top.
With its unique history and quirky facade, it was fun to transform into a drawing. I like the way the building is illuminated with a powerful street light at night, forming strong spot-lit areas as it glows in the evening darkness. Combining indian ink and watercolour helped this effect.

  • Media: Pen And Ink, Watercolour
  • Subject: Members' Gallery, street scene, Townscape or Streetscene
  • Size: 47.9cm x 62.7cm
  • Price: £195.00For sale

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