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Geo at Yesnaby and Brough of Bigging

© estate of Stanley Cursiter. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: The Pier Arts Centre

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'Geo at Yesnaby and Brough of Bigging' shows three yoles (traditional Orkney fishing boats) pulled up on the beach within a rocky cliffscape. This stretch of coastline on the west of mainland Orkney was a favourite subject of Stanley Cursiter and he returned there to paint many times, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s. This painting is typical of Cursiter's assured style of figurative painting, using broad brush strokes and a rich palette to depict the Orkney landscape.

The Pier Arts Centre


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas on board

  • Measurements

    39.5 x 44.5 cm

  • Accession number

    PAC 99

  • Acquisition method

    gift from the sons of Captain A. L. Work, 1998


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