In this painting a fishing fleet is forced to abandon its work and head for the harbor as a storm front approaches from the sea.
Untitled by Robert Ernest Roe, 18811887
© Scarborough Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 76 x 127 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £11,000)
- Acquired in:
- Juoni Matero
On a cliff-top above the harbor, the white stone of an abbey catches the sunlight, a beacon of hope for the boat crews. The two arms of the harbor, each crowned by a lighthouse, identify the coastal town as Whitby, while the vessels depicted are drawn from very different eras a local fishing boat, an older square-rigger, and a steamer in the distance.
Mr Nordstrom; Marlinds Ram-och Konsthandel. An Art Loss Register search has been carried out.