T01864 IBIZAN WATERFRONT 1933
Inscribed ‘Allinson’ b.l.
Oil on canvas, 26×32 (66×81.3)
Presented by Miss Mary Mitchell-Smith 1974
Exh: Adrian Allinson Memorial Exhibition, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour Gallery, June 1962 (10)
In the thirties, up to 1938, Adrian Allinson usually spent part of each spring and summer in the Mediterranean area with Heinrich Schroeder, a German painter. During a period of four years around c.1933 Allinson made visits to Ibiza; these visits were reflected in several Ibizan pictures, landscapes and two paintings of market scenes. Then each winter he often executed paintings at his studio at 87a Clifton Hill, London NW8, from drawings made abroad earlier in the year. However, as no drawings for T01864 are known the picture may have been painted in Ibiza.
According to the donor, who kindly supplied the information for this entry, the scene depicted was little changed when she visited Ibiza in 1972.
The Tate Gallery 1974-6: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1978