Norman Garstin Mount’s Bay and Tolcarne from Trewidden Farm Footpath with Alethea and her Mother c.1898

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Artist
Norman Garstin 1847–1926
Title
Mount’s Bay and Tolcarne from Trewidden Farm Footpath with Alethea and her Mother
Date c.1898
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
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1890

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Norman Garstin's small, freely painted landscape studies are impressionistic accounts of atmospheric lighting effects. He was more sympathetic to the NEAC Impressionists than most of the Newlyn artists, believing they 'are solving problems by making different compromises than ours'. His small-scale work is frequently reminiscent of Whistler and even Sickert. In 'Mount's and Tolcarne', painted in the open air, Garstin includes his wife and his daughter Alethea, who was to become a painter herself.

September 2004

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