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At the Seaside

SHARP, Dorothea (1874 - 1955)

At the Seaside

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 82.5 x 82.5 cm

Acquired: 1943; Gift; Mrs J. Rattray

Accession Number: NMW A 5055

p>The landscape, figure and flower painter Dorothea Sharp trained at Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art and in Paris. She exhibited prolifically at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Fine Art Society, and other venues including the Paris Salon and in Commonwealth countries. She lived in London and Blewbury in Berkshire, but also spent time in St Ives in Cornwall. This work is typical of her idyllic and sunlit scenes of children or the seashore inspired by her Cornish sojourn. Such paintings enjoyed a huge revival in popularity in the 1970s and 1980s but in her own lifetime her reputation rested upon her accomplished flower pictures.


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