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, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/malcolm-drummond-beach-or-river-scene-r1104699, accessed 25 January 2022.