Richard Eurich

Antwerp

1939

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1016 x 1270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1940
Reference
N05344

Catalogue entry

N05344 ANTWERP 1939
 
Inscr. ‘R. Eurich 1939’ b.l.
Canvas, 40×50 (101·5×127).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1940.
Exh: Redfern Gallery, November 1939 (7); C.A.S., British Painting Today, provincial tour, 1940–2 (45); R.A., 1944 (17); Works by Bradford Artists, 1851–1951, Bradford, June–August 1951 (19).

The artist visited Antwerp in a small cargo vessel in June 1939. The picture was painted in a month. The Cathedral in the centre is seen from the opposite bank of the Schelde; the building with turrets on the left is the Steen, the old Castle of Antwerp and at one time the seat of the Spanish Inquisition.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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