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Oil Painting - Walton-on-the-Naze

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1915P97
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1860 - 1860

Maker Information

Artist:Ford Madox Brown - View biography for Ford Madox Brown

Notes

The artist and his family stayed in Walton-on-the-Naze, a small town on the Essex coast, in August 1859. The gentleman on the left discussing the beauty of the scene is undoubtedly a self-portait of Brown. The lady and the little girl, drying their hair after bathing, are his wife Emma and their daughter Catherine. The scene is concerned with the theme of leisure, and the developing mid-nineteenth century interest in tourism. Londoners could reach the resort by steamer - visible on the horizon. The tourists are contrasted against the world of work represented by the stacks of wheat in the foreground, the smoking factory in the background and the ships in the estuary.
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Presented by the Trustees of the Public Picture Gallery Fund, 1915.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Landscape Portrait
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Oil paint

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Dimensions

Height:317 mm
Width:419 mm