This atmospheric seascape has particular resonances with Turner's great stormy sea pictures.
Cowbar Breakwater Staithes, Heavy Seas in the Harbour Mouth, Early Evening by Len Tabner, 1988
© Laing Art Gallery
- Watercolour & pastel on cotton paper
- 81 x 137 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,100 ( Total: £6,000)
- Acquired in:
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.
The artist; Agnew's.