Sunday, January 4, 2009
John William Inchbold - The Undercliffe -Spring Time
oil on canvas
Mainly due to financial hardships, Inchbold found accomodation at Niton, on the s. tip of the Isle of Wight and spent much of the next year there during which he painted this picture showing the Undercliffe which runs along the shoreline between St. Catherine's point and Ventnor.
Inchbold was a poet as well as a painter and I think this shows in his best paintings which combine a naturalism with a sensitivity.
This work was exhibited at the RA in 1870 with another similarly titled work displayed the following year.
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