- Arthur Boyd Houghton 1836–1875
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 241 x 298 mm
frame: 440 x 490 x 90 mm
- Presented by Miss Helen Devitt in memory of Sir Thomas Devitt Bt 1924
The model for the central figure in this picture was Houghton's wife, Susan. Houghton often took his young family on trips to the seaside, and Ramsgate was a favourite destination.
The informal atmopshere, and the loosely handled, thin paint suggests that this picture was probably painted on the spot.
Susan Houghton was a constant source of inspiration for the artist, and she appears in many of his works, including 'Volunteers', which hangs above.
Gallery label, April 1995
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