- Philip Wilson Steer 1860–1942
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 629 x 927 mm
frame: 860 x 1170 x 95 mm
- Presented by Lady Augustus Daniel 1951
N06008 GIRLS RUNNING: WALBERSWICK PIER 1888–94
Inscr. ‘Steer 94’ b.r.
Canvas, 24 3/4×36 1/2 (63×92·5).
Presented by Lady Augustus Daniel 1951.
Coll: Purchased by Sir Augustus Daniel from the Goupil Gallery April 1894.
Exh: Goupil Gallery, February 1894 (37), as ‘Girls running’; Representative Works by some of the Foremost Painters of the Modern British School, Goupil Gallery, June–July 1921 (3), as ‘Girls on the Pier’; Barbizon House, May 1927 (26), as ‘Walberswick Pier’; The Collection of the late Sir Augustus Daniel, Leicester Galleries, June 1951 (86).
Lit: MacColl, 1945, pp.49, 195.
Repr: Ironside, 1943, pl.24; John Rothenstein, The Tate Gallery, 1958, p.97 (in colour).
Post-dated 1894, this picture has been reworked. Bruce Laughton points out that the pierhead is on the opposite side of the harbour mouth from the view shown in N05351; the curving shingle bank is the same. The scene is done from memory and not painted on the spot.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II