The Tide Coming in, Gurnard's Head, Cornwall

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A view along a line of dark brown and black cliffs, with a very turbulent green sea to the right. The tide is coming in as the waves break into white foam on the dark coloured rocks, offering a strong visual contrast. The sky is light blue, with no clouds. The painting style is detailed and precise.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Tide Coming in, Gurnard's Head, Cornwall




oil on canvas


H 64 x W 127.8 cm

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Acquisition method

acquired, 1979

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : D.James 89


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