Yew Court, Scalby, near Scarborough by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Grimshaw used Scarborough as a second home from 1876 for three years.


Oil on board
47 x 74 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £13,200)
Acquired in:

His years at Scarborough were fruitful and successful for him and he depicted the town in great detail in a wide-ranging series of paintings and drawings. This work shows Yew Court from Station Road with the High Street frontage by moonlight and is one of two views of the impressive house on the outskirts of Scarborough, named after its distinctive row of yew trees.


Acquired with Yew Court, Scalby by Mr & Mrs J.F.Schippers; by descent; Sotheby's, 1992.

Venue details

Scarborough Art Gallery The Crescent, Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2PW 01723 374753

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