“I must have painted at least twenty pictures in this little park in London. Before this
painting, however, I had always painted there in summer or fall.
On the Sunday evening near Christmas when I started this painting, it had just
begun to snow. The bare trees and the lights through the snow made an irresistible
and romantic scene.
The little church was one attended by U.S. armed forces which were headquartered
nearby. Though this is a London scene, you could imagine it to be almost anywhere
in the world.”
– Peter Ellenshaw (1913-2007)