Frederick Richard Lee

Sea Coast, Sunrise

1834, exhibited 1834

Not on display
Artist
Frederick Richard Lee 1799–1879
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 857 x 1092 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Robert Vernon 1847
Reference
N00419

Display caption

Like a number of paintings shown in this room, the primary effect of this coastal scene is one of extreme contrasts of colour. The pale tones of the sunrise and chalky coastal rise are dramatically divided by dark areas of cloud and coarse grass. In the foreground, the two horses pulling the cart accentuate the gentle undulation of the track.

Gallery label, September 2004

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