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Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Rutherford Gallery

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Between 1928 and 1937 Harry and his brother Bob ran a series of concert parties at the Pavilion, Gorleston-on-Sea; Bob organised the music and Harry painted the back drops. Using the previous year's sketches Harry applied the paint directly onto the wood without any ground, a method suggested by the painter Sickert.

This work led one commentator to suggest that it was probably the first painting ever exhibited at the Royal Academy to include American slang (the girl on the left leaning against the shop has 'OK Chief' written on her hat).

The Rutherford Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    92 x 123 cm

  • Accession number

    L: ASTAC2009.2

  • Acquisition method

    on loan from a private collection


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