Beach Huts and Bathers (1981)

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The Catalogue Raisonné of

Richard Ernst Eurich RA OBE  (1903-1992)

 

Richard in 1936

Richard Eurich was a 20th century British figurative artist who followed his instincts rather than the prevailing fashions.

He is stubbornly hard to categorise. Although he is best known as a marine painter and an official war artist, he explored a wide range of subjects and styles. His pictures are full of delight and humanity, often playful or mysterious. 

Richard is represented in many public collections and was a prolific contributor to the Royal Academy summer exhibitions. He commands a loyal following of collectors, critics and artists that think his work is greatly underrated and deserving of more attention. This site, built over several years by Richard’s family, aims to strengthen and extend that respect.

more about the site . . .

 

Have you got a Eurich that we have not listed?
Have you got a Eurich which is listed but we have no photo for?
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  • Explore the catalogue - Themed sets of images.
  • Investigate all the menu items top right of every page.
  • Search the catalogue - Click the 🔍 icon found top right of every page.
  • Browse all Works - See all his works or drill-down by decade, locations, media and themes.
  • Have a look at the growing archive of Sketches.

The catalogue contains nearly 2000 works. There are photos for about 1300 of them. Can you help us fill in the blanks?

There are about one hundred and forty Eurich paintings and drawings held in over sixty public, education and corporate collections spread throughout the UK. There are also a few in Portugal, the USA, Canada and Australia.

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Richard documented quite a lot of his life through his diaries, albums and a memoir.

We have drawn on these and several other sources to create a timeline biography that puts his personal life, his work life and the historical events he lived through in context.                                    

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As the Twig is Bent

Richard's autobiography of his early life

As the Twig is Bent is Richard's memoir about his childhood, his education, and the events leading up to his first solo show in 1929. We have published it in full on the site, illustrating it with Richard's original selection of images and adding a few others to give a glimpse of his life and his thinking in those early years.

Read Richard's autobiography

 

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Richard working in his basement room...

 

 

Events

On now EXHIBITION | 30th Apr to 25th Sep 2022
SEAFARING

Hastings Contemporary, Hastings

On now EXHIBITION | 2nd Jul to 28th Aug 2022
Eye to Eye

Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, University Park, Nottingham

Recent:

AUCTION | 27th May 2022
Fine & Decorative Arts

Kinghams, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

  

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AUG

- Hanging Stone (c1952 / c1969) : Records for Hanging Stone (c1952) and Hanging Stone (c1969) have been merged after discovery of a note that made it clear they describe the same work.

- Lincolnshire Farm (1963) : First photo for a work recorded in Richard's sales diary added.

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AUG

- Farne (1965) : Better quality image added to record and links made to other Farne / Seahouses pictures.

- The Girl with the Drum, Fleetwood (1960) : Better quality image added to record and details amended.

- Still Life with Gourd and Shuttlecock (1954) : Better quality image added to record.

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AUG

- Tile Decoration (1929) : A photo found in the RE archive has been matched to an existing record. It is the earliest commissioned work we have noted.

- Bait Diggers and Sunbathers (1981-85) : One of our visitors connected a sketch to a painting and that lead to another discovery.

1
AUG

- Found Objects (1960) : Title changed. Photos added to the record. Comments updated.

- The Black Brig (1936) : Exhibition at Waterman Fine Art in 1994 added to provenance.

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JUL

- Dancing Sailor (c1928) : Previously unrecorded drawing found among letters that Richard had written to his wife Mavis.

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JUN
5
JUL
Another Palmerston Folly painting

Solent Fort and Helicopter (1953)

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MAY
19
MAR
Painting of Once Famous Dance Troupe?

Is this painting of 'Les Ballets Nègres', Europe's first black dance company?

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26
FEB
Painting published in respected academic journal

Pictures for Schools: visual education in the classroom and the art gallery

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Recent catalogue updates:

- Hanging Stone (c1952 / c1969) : Records for Hanging Stone (c1952) and Hanging Stone (c1969) have been merged after discovery of a note that made it clear they describe the same work.

- Lincolnshire Farm (1963) : First photo for a work recorded in Richard's sales diary added.

- Farne (1965) : Better quality image added to record and links made to other Farne / Seahouses pictures.

- The Girl with the Drum, Fleetwood (1960) : Better quality image added to record and details amended.

- Still Life with Gourd and Shuttlecock (1954) : Better quality image added to record.

- Tile Decoration (1929) : A photo found in the RE archive has been matched to an existing record. It is the earliest commissioned work we have noted.

- Bait Diggers and Sunbathers (1981-85) : One of our visitors connected a sketch to a painting and that lead to another discovery.

- Found Objects (1960) : Title changed. Photos added to the record. Comments updated.

- The Black Brig (1936) : Exhibition at Waterman Fine Art in 1994 added to provenance.

- Dancing Sailor (c1928) : Previously unrecorded drawing found among letters that Richard had written to his wife Mavis.

All news and updates...

Featured Theme

A focus on one of the themes listed on the Explore the Catalogue page

Music | Dance

Richard played the violin as a boy and later owned a clavichord as well as an upright piano. His friend John Bickerdike introduced him to Renaissance music and the viol family which appear a lot in his work of the 20s. He even wrote some music using some form of counterpoint.

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The Muse (1929)

The Eurich Detective

MISSING PAINTINGS BUREAU

We are missing images for hundreds of the works recorded in this catalogue.

We have no idea where the paintings are so cannot arrange to take photos of them. Do you know anything that might help us track them down?

Featured investigation . . .

Trawler Ashore (1950) and Trawler Ashore (date unknown)

According to Richard's sales diary, two paintings with the title Trawler Ashore were sold from the same exhibition in 1968. There is no image for either of them.

If you have any information about them please contact us via the Visitors' Book or by emailing paintings@richardeurich.co.uk. Thank you.

 

Can you help?!

The catalogue is a work in progress built with limited resources.

There are errors to find and bugs to fix. Let us know if you spot some.

There are more stories to tell and news to add. Let us know if you have any.

Perhaps you own a Eurich we do not know of or have no image for.  We would especially like to hear from you!

Post comments about individual pictures using the form at the bottom of each work page.

Send general comments about Richard and the website via the visitors' book or by email to paintings@richardeurich.co.uk.

The Art of Richard Eurich

by Andrew Lambirth, published by Lund Humphries, September 2020

Richard's family commissioned this book and then went on the road to photograph little known Eurichs so that the author Andrew Lambirth had the broadest and most up to date perspective to work from.  We were surprised and amazed by many of the pictures that turned up.  Andrew was too. Readers just keep telling us, "I had no idea of the range of his work".

Read more about the monograph.