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

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3)

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