A Pencil Sketch by Claude Buckle 'Burlington Arcade'

a pencil sketch of the Burlington Arcade in London
The Burlington Arcade is a covered shopping arcade in London that runs behind Bond Street from Piccadilly through to Burlington Gardens. It is one of the precursors of the mid-19th-century European shopping gallery and the modern shopping centre. The Arcade was opened in 1819. (Source Wikipedia)
This very early pencil sketch by Claude Buckle shows the inside of the Burlington Arcade as it existed in the 30’s. Created in 1931.
Photograph of the Burlington Arcade (2014)
Photo 2014

The Burlington Arcade, that runs through into Piccadilly, a prettiness of duck—egg paint and glass within and some admirable shop—lettering in gold on black glass surviving to set off gifts to take home, at a price: silver, toys (there’s a specialist in toy soldiers), jewels, glass, coloured waistcoats. The Arcade was the brain—child of Lord George Cavendish, supposedly to prevent the rabble throwing rubbish into his garden from that side. Now two beadles in fancy bowler hats patrol the Arcade for its well—being. (Description from 1931)