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