Charles Conder

Swanage Bay


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Charles Conder 1868–1909
Oil paint on canvas
Support: 457 × 610 mm
frame: 592 × 752 × 43 mm
Presented by Mrs Jessop in memory of W.H. Jessop 1928

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Although born in London, Conder grew up and first went to art school in Australia. He moved to Paris in 1890. While living there in the 1890s he often stayed in Normandy, where he painted scenes of bathers and of the cliffs on the coast. He used clear colours, reminiscent of Boudin. He continued to paint the coast in Britain, but there was no market for these paintings, many of which were not exhibited until after his early death.

Gallery label, September 2004

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Catalogue entry

N04411 SWANAGE BAY c. 1901
Inscr. ‘Conder’ b.l.
Canvas, 18×24 (46×61).
Presented by Mrs Jessop in memory of W. H. Jessop 1928.
Coll: As for No.4407.
Lit: Gibson, 1914, p.49, repr. pl.26; Rothenstein, 1938, p.259, repr. facing p.129.

A view of the bay looking out towards Bournemouth.

A ‘Swanage Bay’ was lent by Charles H. Moore to the Twenty Years of British Art exhibition held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1910. Two paintings entitled ‘Swanage Bay’ were lent to the Tate Gallery retrospective exhibition, 1927. One belonged to Morton H. Sands (No.88, 14 3/4×19 3/4 in.), the other to Geoffrey Blackwell (No.93, 19 1/2×23 1/2 in.).

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

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