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