Norman Garstin

Haycocks and Sun

c.1886

Artist
Norman Garstin 1847–1926
Medium
Oil paint on wood
Dimensions
Support: 203 x 270 mm
frame: 448 x 390 x 42 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1980
Reference
T03163

Not on display

Display caption

Painted in the open air, this captures the immediate sensations of the warm glow of late summer twilight. It is tempting to speculate whether Garstin had seen Monet's pictures of haystacks. Garstin came to painting late in life. He trained first as an engineer, then turned to architecture. In 1872 he went to prospect for diamonds in South Africa and helped set up the 'Cape Times', becoming its sub-editor. He received his artistic training in Antwerp and Paris. After travelling in Morocco and Italy he settled in Newlyn in 1886, joining the NEAC the following year. Garstin wrote many articles, for the 'Art Journal' and 'Studio'.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

T03163 HAYCOCKS AND SUN c.1886

 

Inscribed ‘NORMAN GARSTIN’ bottom right
Oil on panel, 8 1/2 × 10 1/4 (20.5 × 27.2)
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1980
Prov: Alethea Garstin, the artist's daughter (d.1978); bequeathed by her to the Contemporary Art Society.
Exh: Norman and Alethea Garstin. Two Impressionists - Father and Daughter, Penwith Gallery, St Ives, 20 May–24 June 1978, City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, 1–29 July 1978, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 14 August–9 September 1978, Fine Arts Society, London, 4 December 1978–6 January 1979 (12); Artists of the Newlyn School (1880–1900), Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, 5 May–9 June 1979, City Art Gallery, Plymouth, 16 June–21 July 1979, City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, 28 July–15 September 1979 (94, repr.)

Dated to c. 1886 by Michael Canney in the catalogue Norman and Alethea Garstin. Two Impressionists - Father and Daughter.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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