Alfred Wolmark Fisher Girl of Concarneau 1911

Artwork details

Artist
Alfred Wolmark 1877–1961
Title
Fisher Girl of Concarneau
Date 1911
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 762 x 648 mm
frame: 957 x 831 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Cyril J. Ross 1955
Reference
T00030
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00030 FISHER GIRL OF CONCARNEAU 1911

Inscr. ‘A.W. 1911’ b.l.
Canvas, 30×25 1/2 (76×65).
Presented by Cyril J. Ross 1955.
Coll: Purchased by Cyril J. Ross from the artist.

This painting was one of several resulting from a visit to Concarneau, Brittany, in the summer of 1911. The bold patterning and vivid colour show Wolmark to have been in the van of English Post-Impressionism.

According to the artist the ‘Fisher Girl of Concarneau’ was exhibited at the Goupil Gallery in 1911 where it was ‘howled down by the press’, but no painting of this title appears in the Goupil catalogues. The nearest in subject seems to have been ‘In the Harbour’ in the Goupil Gallery Salon, 1911 (69). His one-man exhibition at the same gallery in April–May 1912 included (No.3) a painting, probably fairly large, of a ‘Concarneau Fisherman’.

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

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