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Suffolk River

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: University of Warwick

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During the 1950s, many artists started to examine scenes of daily life, usually painted in what is termed a 'restricted palette', in other words using relatively few colours. The colours here: white, brown, grey, yellow and blue, evoke the coastal environment. The artist has used the grey paint across the images of the boats and the land and taken it into the upper half of the painting where it is part sea, part sky.

University of Warwick


  • Date

    1950s (?)

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    40.8 x 52.9 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the artist, 1975


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Mead Gallery University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL England

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