Thursday, May 6, 2010
[Children paddling on the beach]
signed 'DOROTHEA SHARP' (lower left)
oil on canvas
36 x 42 in. (91.4 x 106.7 cm.)
There is another work 'Feeding the pigeons' by the same hand on the reverse (illustrated).
Price Realized £42,000
Dorothea Sharp received encouragement from George Clausen and David Murray whilst training at the Regent Street Polytechnic, but she later claimed it was seeing the works of Monet for the first time as a student in Paris that had the most radical effect on her outlook. In the present picture she appears to have assimilated the vocabulary of the Post-Impressionists in the pattern of vivid colours and their rippling interplay across the incoming tide. Although she lived in Berkshire, most of her delightful studies of children were made on the sands at Sennen, and on other Cornish beaches near Land's End.
[The yellow pail]
signed 'DOROTHEA SHARP' (lower right)
oil on board
14½ x 17¾ in. (36.9 x 45.1 cm.)
There is another painting of a child in a rocky landscape by the same hand on the reverse (illustrated).
Price Realized £6,600
at 6:00 AM