Sir Gerald Kelly Beach at Etretât 1908

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Artwork details

Artist
Sir Gerald Kelly 1879–1972
Title
Beach at Etretât
Date 1908
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 216 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented anonymously in memory of Sir Terence Rattigan 1983
Reference
T03653
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In the summer of 1908 Kelly made a number of oil sketches at Etretat in Normandy, which he visited for a week. He aimed to become a portrait painter, and was already sending portraits to the annual Paris Salons. The people he hoped would offer him commissions belonged to fashionable society, and Kelly was anxious to be seen at places on the social circuit such as Etretat.

August 2004

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