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A Coastal View, Grande Rocque

© National Maritime Museum. Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A sketch showing the sun setting on the sea and rocks at Grand Rocque, Guernsey, Channel Islands, shown from a low viewpoint. The artist has concentrated on the use of colour to indicate the effects of the sun low on the horizon. It is shown in the bottom third of the sky as a bright sphere with the surrounding sky glowing a vivid orange, pink and yellow. The rest of the sky is thinly painted and shown in various tones of lilac and blue, contrasting in texture with the thicker impasto effect of the sea.

National Maritime Museum

London

  • Date

    1911

  • Medium

    oil on paper

  • Measurements

    25 x 35.4 cm

  • Accession number

    BHC0014

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