Untitled by Robert Ernest Roe

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.


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.

Venue details

Scarborough Art Gallery The Crescent, Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2PW 01723 374753 www.scarboroughartgallery.org.uk/

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