Withdrawal from Dunkirk, June 1940 (1940)

© National Maritime Museum

Richard in 1936

 

 

 

The Catalogue Raisonné of

Richard Ernst Eurich RA OBE

(1903-1992)

 

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

Stubbornly hard to categorise, he is best known as a marine painter and an official war artist, but he explored a wide range of subjects and styles. His pictures are full of delight and humanity, often playful or mysterious. He commands a loyal following of collectors, critics and artists who think his work is highly underrated and deserving of more attention. His family have published this site to strengthen and extend that respect.  more . . .

  • Themed sets of paintings, drawings and sketches
  • Browse all Works - filter by decade, location, media and themes
  • Browse the Sketches
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We invite people in the art world and from other perspectives to dive into the catalogue and curate an online exhibition around a theme. 

Current exhibition:
Richard Eurich's Yorkshire
Curated by… Caroline Krzesinska

Curated by... introduction

© Richard Eurich Paintings

Yorkshire Landscape (1979)

Find a Eurich near you 

Richard is represented in many public collections. Most are in the UK but a few are overseas in Portugal, the USA, Canada and Australia.

 

Events

Upcoming:

AUCTION | 17th Apr 2024
European Art and Old Masters

Freeman's | Hindman, Philadelphia, USA

Recent:

AUCTION | 12th Apr 2024
Three Day Sale of Fine Art & Antiques, Day 1, Selected Pictures from The Peter Barkworth Collection

The Canterbury Auction Galleries, Canterbury / Online

AUCTION | 27th Mar 2024
Modern British and Irish Art

Bonhams, London, Knightsbridge

AUCTION | 5th to 14th Mar 2024
THE HARBORNE COLLECTION, THE ESTATE OF MAGDI OBEID

Bonhams, London

AUCTION | 12th Mar 2024
Modern British & 20th Century Art Part I

Roseberys London,

AUCTION | 23rd Feb to 5th Mar 2024
Selections from The Museum of Modern Art: c. 1890-1960

Sotheby's, New York

 

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APR

- Nude Couple on Beach (1986) : First image found for a work not previously catalogued, courtesy of Freeman's Hindman Auctions.

- Tide Coming In (1989) : First image found for a work not previously catalogued, courtesy of Freeman's Hindman Auctions.

- The Ship (c1989) : First image found for a work not previously catalogued, courtesy of Freeman's Hindman Auctions.

- Fisherman (19th Jun 1984) : First image found for a previously catalogued work, courtesy of Freeman's Hindman Auctions.

31
MAR

- Coastal Scene of Rocks and Stormy Sea (1920) : A collector has sent us the first photo we have seen for this very early work, and a history of its ownership.

28
MAR

- A. Vincent, Son and Grandsons (1949) : Colour photo replaces B&W. Detail images added. Letter from RE to the owner transcribed.

- Beach Scene (1951) : Ownership change and related pictures revised

26
MAR

- Winter Seascape (1983) : Links created and Related Works added to cross reference all paintings titled "Winter Seascape".

- Spring (1950) : On a visit to Leeds Art Gallery for the Richard Eurich lecture by Caroline Krzesinska, we were able to take a new photo of Spring, courtesy of the curator Nigel Walsh. Links to other spring themed paintings have been added and related images posted too.

18
MAR

- Passing Vessel (1983) : Related images added.

6
FEB
Leeds Lecture

March 23, 2024 - A talk exploring Richard's imagination

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Users Help Update Catalogue

Photos and stories sent to us.

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2
OCT
RE catalogue features on NEAC website

Creating a Catalogue Raisonné and Website for Richard Eurich RA NEAC OBE

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16
MAY
Online exhibition added to catalogue

Curator of the Richard Eurich Retrospective 1979/80 launches our new research feature

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New page is very funny

Illustrated letters and cards found

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Recent catalogue updates:

- Nude Couple on Beach (1986) : First image found for a work not previously catalogued, courtesy of Freeman's Hindman Auctions.

- Tide Coming In (1989) : First image found for a work not previously catalogued, courtesy of Freeman's Hindman Auctions.

- The Ship (c1989) : First image found for a work not previously catalogued, courtesy of Freeman's Hindman Auctions.

- Fisherman (19th Jun 1984) : First image found for a previously catalogued work, courtesy of Freeman's Hindman Auctions.

- Coastal Scene of Rocks and Stormy Sea (1920) : A collector has sent us the first photo we have seen for this very early work, and a history of its ownership.

- A. Vincent, Son and Grandsons (1949) : Colour photo replaces B&W. Detail images added. Letter from RE to the owner transcribed.

- Beach Scene (1951) : Ownership change and related pictures revised

- Winter Seascape (1983) : Links created and Related Works added to cross reference all paintings titled "Winter Seascape".

- Spring (1950) : On a visit to Leeds Art Gallery for the Richard Eurich lecture by Caroline Krzesinska, we were able to take a new photo of Spring, courtesy of the curator Nigel Walsh. Links to other spring themed paintings have been added and related images posted too.

- Passing Vessel (1983) : Related images added.

All news and updates...

Explore the timeline

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. 

As the Twig is Bent

Richard's autobiography of his early life

© Richard Eurich Paintings

Richard working in his basement room in London c1926 when he was at the Slade.

Read Richard's autobiography

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.

Featured Theme

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

© Manchester Art Gallery / Bridgeman Images

The Muse (1929)

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.

View Music | Dance

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The Eurich Detective

MISSING PAINTINGS BUREAU

Nearly a third of the recorded works listed in the catalogue are not illustrated. It isn't possible to set out Richard's legacy fully until more of the paintings have been found and photographed. Do you have any clues 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.

 

Other ways you can help . . .

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

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

There are more stories to tell and opinions to hear.

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.