Philip Wilson Steer

The Landing Stage, Greenhithe

1932

Artist
Philip Wilson Steer 1860–1942
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 241 x 311 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Harwood C. Laurence through the Art Fund 1949
Reference
N05891

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05891 THE LANDING STAGE, GREENHITHE 1932

Inscr. ‘P. W. Steer 1932’ b.l.
Watercolour, 9 1/2×12 1/4 (24×31·25).
Bequeathed by Harwood C. Laurence through the National Art-Collections Fund 1949.
Coll: Purchased from the artist by H. C. Laurence 1932 (Collins Baker card-index, British Museum).
Exh: N.E.A.C., November–December 1932 (17), as ‘The Landing Place’.
Lit: MacColl, 1945, pp.118–19, 121.

This and T00126 were painted the same year, and MacColl (op. cit., p. 119) quotes from G. L. Behrend's account of Steer's painting methods and describes how Steer would choose unfashionable, and therefore less crowded, holiday resorts. During the summer of 1932 Behrend and Steer had a particularly successful stay at Greenhithe.

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