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Children at Play

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Joseph Southall first saw tempera paintings in 1883, during a tour of Italy. Seduced by the vibrancy and delicacy of Italian Renaissance temperas, he started to experiment with the technique, applying it to scenes of everyday life such as the beach at Cromer and children playing. Thanks to Southall’s efforts, by 1900 tempera painting was well established in England, and the Society of Painters in Tempera was founded.

Victoria Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    tempera on board

  • Measurements

    33 x 39 cm

  • Accession number

    BATVG : P : 1980.8.3

  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by Olaf Baker, 1970


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