Charles Conder
By the Sea: Swanage c.1901

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Charles Conder 1868–1909
By the Sea: Swanage
Date c.1901
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 229 x 305 mm
frame: 337 x 415 x 70 mm
Acquisition Presented by Mrs Jessop in memory of W.H. Jessop 1928
Not on display

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Conder's directly painted little sketches of Swanage can be compared in approach with paintings by his slightly younger contemporaries in Britain, Augustus John and William Nicholson. Conder at the same time was also reviving an unusual genre, painting on fans in an eighteenth-century style. The prettiness and elegance of his fans is echoed in these sketches. Compare the contemporary fascination with rococo decorative art in Wilson Steer's 'Toilet of Venus' on show in this room.

September 2004

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