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An early 20th-century coastal scene depicting a sailboat grounded on a beach. The turbulent swirls of impasto and the energetic brushwork remind us of a little of Vincent.
The waves are brought to life with thick textured oils and you can almost hear them crashing on the shoreline. While above, a strong coastal wind rushes across the ocean.
You could class this style of painting as early expressionism - e.g. the artist has painted with expression and gesture to convey a mood or atmosphere.
The painting is signed 'Richard Short' in the lower right and we have a period frame if required.
Medium: Oil on canvasOverall size: 25½” x 16½” / 65cm x 42cmYear of creation: c. 1910Provenance: DenmarkCondition: Recently cleaned. Areas of light craquelure. Two professional repairs.