Beach at low tide, in rich morning or evening light with the sun reflected in glistening sands.
French Coast with Fishermen by Richard Parkes Bonington, c. 1825
- Oil on canvas
- 64.2 x 97.2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £100,000 ( Total: £1,284,026; Tax remission; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- 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).
Amabel, Countess de Grey, 1826; by descent; Hon Timothy Palmer.