French Coast with Fishermen by Richard Parkes Bonington

Beach at low tide, in rich morning or evening light with the sun reflected in glistening sands.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
64.2 x 97.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100,000 ( Total: £1,284,026; Tax remission; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Timothy Palmer through Christie's

A group of fishermen and women stand in the foreground, with a horse, various baskets and the day's catch. It was this type of work by Bonington that JWM Turner later famously paid hommage to with his work 'Calais Sands' (1830).

Provenance

Amabel, Countess de Grey, 1826; by descent; Hon Timothy Palmer.

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