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Oil Painting - Offshore

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Sheila Lanyon

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1959P49
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1959 - 1959

Maker Information

Artist:Peter Lanyon - View biography for Peter Lanyon


The painting was inspired by a sudden storm at sea observed by Lanyon during a walk along the shore at St Ives. The dramatic swirling brushstrokes record the artist's sensations as the storm came inland. Describing the creation of the painting Lanyon said, '..a gale of wind is circling offshore at the top of the picture, and below on the inshore side are black shapes that derived from anchors and grapples and tarred nets stretched out on the grassy hill in the foreground'.

Presented by the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1959

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.

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Height:1530 mm
Width:1842 mm