N02138 RUNSWICK BAY 1907
Inscr. ‘Arthur Friedenson 1907’ b.l.
Canvas, 40 1/2×60 1/2 (103×154).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1907.
Exh: R.A., 1907 (28).
Repr: Royal Academy Pictures, 1907, p.143; Art Journal, 1907, p.201.
Runswick Bay is a small Yorkshire fishing village, here seen from above looking south. The artist's son T.S. Friedenson wrote (13 December 1959): ‘Runswick Bay, Yorkshire, was a place he frequently visited. I believe there was quite a colony of artists who went there every summer -including Harold and Laura Knight. It was at Runswick he first met my mother, Lily Watson (who was the daughter of Thomas Watson, principal of the Harrogate School of Art); they were married at Edinburgh on November 5th, 1906. The following summer (1907) the picture of Runswick Bay... was painted.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I