Philip Wilson Steer Figures on the Beach, Walberswick c.1888–9

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Artist
Title
Figures on the Beach, Walberswick
Date c.1888–9
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 610 x 610 mm
frame: 780 x 790 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1947
Reference
N05766
Not on display

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With hatched brushstrokes Steer has worked quickly and spontaneously to evoke the mood of a bright summer's day on the beach at Walberswick, showing the view out to sea with yachts on the horizon.
The figures have been drawn in quickly and fluidly with the brush, and Steer probably painted the whole picture at one sitting. There is no sign of any underdrawing.

September 1994

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