Cowbar Breakwater Staithes, Heavy Seas in the Harbour Mouth, Early Evening by Len Tabner

This atmospheric seascape has particular resonances with Turner's great stormy sea pictures.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour & pastel on cotton paper
Dimensions:
81 x 137 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,100 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Agnew's

The breakwater at Staithes which forms the focus of the painting is very near the artist's home in North Yorkshire, and has been a recurring subject in his work over many years. A monolithic man-made structure which is vulnerable to the immense strength of the sea, it has become a symbol to the artist of man's struggle against the forces of nature.

Provenance

The artist; Agnew's.

Venue details

Laing Art Gallery New Bridge Street, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Tyne and Wear NE1 8AG 0191 232 7734 www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing

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