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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.
oil on paper
25 x 35.4 cm
National Maritime Museum
Romney Road Greenwich, London, Greater London SE10 9NF EnglandView venue
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