Catalogue entry

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.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II