Circa 1880 France
19th Century Coastal Scene – Oil on Canvas
Height 12 1/2 inches (31.75 cm)
Width 16 3/4 (42.5 cm)
Depth 1 inch (2.5 cm)
A charming nineteenth century coastal oil, depicting figures on the shore before three fishing boats.
Oil on canvas.
Dimensions refer to size of frame.
This picture was painted at the end of the nineteenth century and depicts an idealised rocky coastline with sandy beaches. In every way it is stylised, the figures are shown in their simple outlines, well dressed wearing hats, running along the shore. One man gazes at the horizon through a telescope and others are shown working on deck. Tricolores flap in the wind.
This picture transports the spectator to a fantasy world and is a happy reminder of dreamy seaside holidays from childhood.