- Philip Wilson Steer 1860–1942
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 965 x 1219 mm
frame: 1550 x 1288 x 70 mm
- Bequeathed by George E. Healing 1953
N06184 THE OUTSKIRTS OF A TOWN (MONTREUIL) 1907
Inscr. ‘P. W Steer 1907’ b.l.
Canvas, 38×48 (97×122).
Bequeathed by George E. Healing 1953.
Coll: Purchased from the Goupil Gallery by George Healing 1909.
Exh: N.E.A.C., spring 1908 (99), as ‘The outskirts of a town’; Autumn Exhibition, Liverpool, 1908 (987); Goupil Gallery, April–May 1909 (25); Coronation Exhibition, Shepherd's Bush, 1911 (N.E.A.C. Section, 849); Tate Gallery, April–July 1929 (36); British Painting since Whistler, National Gallery, 1940 (91).
Lit: MacColl, 1945, pp.85, 209.
Repr: Studio, XLVI, 1909, p.260; Ironside, 1943, pl.50.
Contemporary with N06141, this is a view of the town of Montreuil (Pas de Calais) near Étaples. A smaller oil sketch for this picture belongs to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (repr. Ironside, op. cit., pl.57).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II