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© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Jerwood Collection

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Jeffery Camp came to see the work on the 13th March 2016. Although he did not specifically recall the painting, he said: 'It was highly likely to be Oulton Broad Lido which no longer exists, but there are historical photos which support this. There is a leafy overhang on the top left which would explain the green reflections of foliage in the water.'

Camp likely painted the work 'en plein air' (he referred to a picture in 'Almanac' of him doing this at the time in Lowestoft).

Jeffery's father, a carpenter, probably made the frame. The swimmers depicted in the work were children and parents.

Jerwood Collection






oil on canvas


H 76.2 x W 101.6 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased, 2016

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Signature/marks description

Signed, lower right: 'Jeffery Camp'; also signed, inscribed and dated, on a label attached to the stretcher: ''SWIMMING'/ Jeffery Camp Aug '59'


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