Norman Garstin

Mount’s Bay and Tolcarne from Trewidden Farm Footpath with Alethea and her Mother

c.1898

On display at Tate Britain

Medium
Oil paint on wood
Dimensions
Support: 200 x 260 mm
frame: 357 x 300 x 35 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1980
Reference
T03164

Display caption

Norman Garstin was a teacher and writer as well as an artist. He trained in mainland Europe and was a member of the New English Art Club and the Newlyn School. His small, freely painted landscapes catch impressionistic light effects. This picture was painted in the open air and includes the artist’s wife and his daughter Alethea, who was to become a painter herself.

Gallery label, February 2016

Catalogue entry

T03164 MOUNT'S BAY AND TOLCARNE FROM TREWIDDEN FARM FOOTPATH WITH ALETHEA AND HER MOTHER c.1898

 

Inscribed ‘NORMAN GARSTIN’ bottom left
Oil on panel, 7 1/2 × 10 3/16 (19.8 × 25.9)
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 (20, repr.in colour); 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 (103, repr.).

Dated to c.1898 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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