Coast Scene with Rainbow (1952-53)
Photo: Government Art Collection, UK      
© Crown Copyright, UK

Coast Scene with Rainbow

1952-53

RE diary, 1 May 1953

I had so hoped to see you at the banquet to tell you how pleased I was to get your letter. I am delighted to have joined you all and count myself v. lucky. I just love your big picture in Room X and would like to hear how you painted it. Hope we may meet soon. as ever Anthony.

Card sent to Richard by the portrait painter Anthony Devas, on seeing 'Coast Scene with Rainbow' at the 1953 RA Summer Exhibition.

Inspired by Whitby harbour and its lighthouses. See more Whitby references in the Related works below.

Provenance

EXHIBITED | 2nd May to 16th Aug 1953

"Summer Exhibition 1953" - Royal Academy of Arts, London

Cat 550

EXHIBITED | Jun to July 1953

"Coronation Exhibition : contemporary British paintings, 1953" - The Redfern Gallery, London

Cat 56

ACQUIRED | 1953

Government Art Collection

purchased from The Redfern Gallery by Sir David Eccles, Minister of Works; GAC no. 2518

NOTE | [unknown date]

hung in Lancaster House, London

EXHIBITED | 28th Jan to 13th Mar 1994

"The Edge of all the Land: Richard Eurich 1903-1992" - Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton    (toured to Manchester, Bradford, Ipswich)

Cat 50, illustrated

EXHIBITED | 20th Mar to 29th May 2004

"Sea Change - Paintings by Richard Eurich in War and Peace" - St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington

EXHIBITED | 9th Mar to 10th Jun 2012

"12 from No. 10" - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

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Provenance:

  • ACQUIRED - 1953 - Government Art Collection
    purchased from The Redfern Gallery by Sir David Eccles, Minister of Works; GAC no. 2518

Exhibitions:

  • 2nd May to 16th Aug 1953 - "Summer Exhibition 1953", Royal Academy of Arts, London
    Cat 550
  • Jun to July 1953 - "Coronation Exhibition : contemporary British paintings, 1953", The Redfern Gallery, London
    Cat 56
  • 28th Jan to 13th Mar 1994 - "The Edge of all the Land: Richard Eurich 1903-1992", Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton    (toured to Manchester, Bradford, Ipswich)
    Cat 50, illustrated
  • 20th Mar to 29th May 2004 - "Sea Change - Paintings by Richard Eurich in War and Peace", St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington
  • 9th Mar to 10th Jun 2012 - "12 from No. 10", Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Notes:

  • [unknown date] - NOTE
    hung in Lancaster House, London

 

Fog Bank, Whitby (1934)

Image © Richard Eurich Paintings

 

The Whitby Lights (1962)

Image © 2008 Christie's Images Limited

 

A Moment of Sadness (1981)

Image © Richard Eurich Paintings

 

The Queen of the Sea,1911 painted in 1954. Richard brings to life the memory of that holiday in Whitby with hallucinatory clarity

Queen of the Sea, 1911 (1954)
The Queen of the Sea,1911 painted in 1954. Richard brings to life the memory of that holiday in Whitby with hallucinatory clarity
Image © Royal Academy of Arts

 

Whitby, North Yorkshire, to Represent Sheffield on Holiday (1960-61)

Image © Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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References:

  • The Art of Richard Eurich (Andrew Lambirth, pub. 2020: Lund Humphries, 170 colour illustrations, ISBN 9781848221727) [fig 64, pg 85]
  • “Edge of All the Land” Southampton (1994) (Southampton City Art Gallery / Nicholas Usherwood.) [Figure 50]
  • Art UK [artuk.org]
  • EURICH, Richard: ‘My Art’ (Colin Neville, pub. Not Just Hockney website) [illustrated]
  • Government Art Collection, UK [link]