N05344 ANTWERP 1939
Inscr. ‘R. Eurich 1939’ b.l.
Canvas, 40×50 (101·5×127).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1940.
Exh: Redfern Gallery, November 1939 (7); C.A.S., British Painting Today, provincial tour, 1940–2 (45); R.A., 1944 (17); Works by Bradford Artists, 1851–1951, Bradford, June–August 1951 (19).
The artist visited Antwerp in a small cargo vessel in June 1939. The picture was painted in a month. The Cathedral in the centre is seen from the opposite bank of the Schelde; the building with turrets on the left is the Steen, the old Castle of Antwerp and at one time the seat of the Spanish Inquisition.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I