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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

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, the Royal Society of British Artists, the 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.


Comments (2)

Marc Haynes Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
9 August 2018, 14:14

Dear Nicola,

Thank you very much for your comment. Our Art department has confirmed that 'At the Seaside' will still be on display in Gallery 15 of National Museum Cardiff throughout the autumn. The other two works by Sharp in our collection, 'Over the Hills and Far Away' and 'Girl with a Shrimp Net', are on loan to Cardiff's Mansion House. Their website can be found <a href="">here</a>.

Best wishes,

Digital Team

Nicola Blandford
1 August 2018, 18:23
My sisters and I own a Dorothea Sharp painting. We plan to make a trip to visit your gallery in Cardiff this coming autumn (we live in London and Cambridge) so we can look at her pictures in your collection.

Could you let me know whether they are likely to be on display in the gallery, not on loan elsewhere, or sent away for cleaning etc, during October and November? I would hate to arrange the trip and then find we had missed them!

Thank you.
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