Alfred Wallis

Schooner under the Moon

?c.1935–6

Artist
Alfred Wallis 1855–1942
Medium
Oil paint and graphite on cardboard on plywood
Dimensions
Support: 292 x 292 mm
frame: 395 x 372 x 39 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Adrian Stokes 1958
Reference
T00219

Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00219 SCHOONER UNDER THE MOON (?) c. 1935–6

Not inscribed.
Ship's oil paint on cardboard (diamond-shaped with rounded corners) laid on plywood, 11 1/2×11 1/4 (29×29).
Presented by Adrian Stokes 1958.
Coll: Purchased from the artist by Adrian Stokes December 1936.
Exh: Sunday Painters, I.C.A., September–October 1954 (60), as ‘Ship at Night’.
Repr: Sven Berlin, Alfred Wallis, Primitive, 1949, pl.53 (in colour).

Presumably painted c. 1935–6 and, like so many of this artist's pictures, done on an odd scrap of cardboard box with heavy ‘ship's paint’.

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

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