Museums Home BMAGiC Home Search Browse BMAGiC Help About BMAGiC Contact Us

Watercolour - Scarborough Castle from the South Bay

View main imageView larger image
©Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

There are no additional images for this object.

Basic Information

Accession Number:1919P117
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1830 - 1854

Maker Information

Artist:Charles Bentley - View biography for Charles Bentley


Bentley has depicted much life and movement in this romantic watercolour. The sky is particularly dramatic, its heightened colour emphasising the calmness of the hill. Action is concentrated on the little fishing boat heading for safety, where the artist has used copious bodycolour and heavy scratching of the paper surface.

Bequeathed by John Palmer Phillips, 1919.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:English Landscape
Medium:Watercolour with scratching out, touched with bodycolour.

Associated Places


Height:250 mm
Width:340 mm