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A Day on the Beach by Dorothea Sharp
A Day on the Beach by Dorothea Sharp
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A Day on the Beach by Dorothea Sharp

  • British painter Dorothea Sharp captures the joyful spirit of childhood in this seaside scene
  • An older child helps a young girl don her sweater to find comfort in the blustery breeze
  • The painting embodies the distinctive output from Sharp
  • Sharp is counted among the most popular painters of the modern British era
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Item No. 31-8316

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Dorothea Sharp
1874-1955 | British

A Day on the Beach

Signed "Dorothea Sharp" (lower left)
Oil on canvas

British painter Dorothea Sharp captures the joyful spirit of childhood in this enchanting seaside scene. The work, entitled A Day on the Beach, is part of an important series by the artist, which follows a group of children along the beach. In the foreground, an older child helps a young girl don her sweater. . .
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Dorothea Sharp
1874-1955 | British

A Day on the Beach

Signed "Dorothea Sharp" (lower left)
Oil on canvas

British painter Dorothea Sharp captures the joyful spirit of childhood in this enchanting seaside scene. The work, entitled A Day on the Beach, is part of an important series by the artist, which follows a group of children along the beach. In the foreground, an older child helps a young girl don her sweater to find comfort in the blustery breeze. Delightfully observed and rendered in the impressionist style, it embodies the distinctive output from Sharp, an artist who is counted among the most popular painters of the modern British era. 

Sharp was particularly renowned for her paintings of women and children, and this idyllic scene is an exceptional example of the genre. Her young subjects embody the carefree innocence of youth as they enjoys the sandy seaside, while Sharp's spontaneous, energetic brushstrokes add to the vitality of the scene. Cheerful yet nostalgic, Sharp's touching oil on canvas epitomizes her inimitable ability to capture the gleeful joy of children along the shore.

Born in Kent in 1874, Sharp did not begin painting until the age of 21. After inheriting a small sum from an uncle, she enrolled first at the Richmond art school, and then at Regent Street Polytechnic. She studied for a short time in Paris, where she first discovered the work of Claude Monet and the Impressionists; the encounter would greatly influence her style for the rest of her life. She exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy in 1901 and exhibited there often until a few years before her death. She held her first one-woman show at the Connell Gallery in 1933; the exhibition was such a success that she was lauded as "one of England’s greatest living woman painters" by The Artist editor Harold Sawkins. Today her works continue to enjoy a universal appeal for their charming portrayals of children at play.

Early 20th century

Canvas: 40" high x 45" wide
Frame: 47" high x 52" wide x 2 1/2" deep

Provenance:
Private collection, UK
MacConnal-Mason Gallery, Lonodn, 1999
Private collection, UK
Private collection, UK
M.S. Rau, New Orleans
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A Day on the Beach by Dorothea Sharp
Maker: Sharp, Dorothea
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: England
Type: Paintings
Style: Post-Impressionism
Depth: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)
Width: 52.0 in. (132.08 cm)
Height: 47.0 in. (119.38 cm)
Canvas Width: 45.000 in. (114.3 cm)
Canvas Height: 40.000 in. (101.6 cm)
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