The Camden Town Group in Context

ISBN 978-1-84976-385-1

Malcolm Drummond Beach or River Scene ?c.1920s

Malcolm Drummond 'Beach or River Scene' ?c.1920s
Malcolm Drummond 1880–1945
Beach or River Scene ?c.1920s
Watercolour and graphite on sketchbook paper
174 x 227 mm
Tate Archive TGA 8915
Purchased from Joyce Mills, September 1989
© Estate of Malcolm Drummond
This watercolour sketch depicts three people paddling in a river or inlet on a beach. The figures have been outlined in pencil prior to the application of watercolour, which was probably also painted in situ. It is one of only a couple of watercolours in this sketchbook. The remainder comprises a variety of subjects, including anatomical sketches, figure portraits, street views, depictions of Christian ceremonies, and representations of symbolic religious scenes. Drummond worked on two Church commissions for religious paintings in the 1920s; it is possible, therefore, that this sketchbook dates from that time. For more information on these religious works, see Drummond’s biography on this website. Another drawing from this sketchbook reproduced on this website is Woman Sewing (TGA 8915).

Helena Bonett
June 2011

How to cite

Malcolm Drummond, Beach or River Scene, ?c.1920s, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012,, accessed 23 May 2024.