Robing Bathers on a Rainy Beach (1969)
Photo: Paul Carter      
© Bradford District Museums and Galleries /REP

Robing Bathers on a Rainy Beach

1969

Oil on canvas
51 x 75 cm

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford District Museums and Galleries

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Recto: Signed and dated lower right: R. Eurich. '69.

Aka: Robing Bathers on a Rainy Beach [Tooth's]; Robing Figures on a Rainy Beach [Bradford and Southampton]

Verso: Arts Council label from the exhibition 'Detached' 1984 Cat 9; FAS label (no 8787) dated March 1980 with details - purchased from Arthur Tooth and Sons 1970 by Felicity Samuel; exhibited Tooth 1970 (3), Bradford, FAS Glasgow, FAS London, Southampton in Retrospective Exhibition 79-80 (73); Retropective Exhibition label (73); FAS label with Tooths 1970 (2) details; inscribed on stretcher 'Robing Bathers on a Rainy Beach 69

Other measurements: 51 x 75 cm; 51 x 76 cm; 50 x 74 cm [REP]

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The boldness of the design is typical of [Richard’s] later work and focuses on certain key themes which reappear repeatedly in his pictures, such as towels, hats and umbrellas. The alignment of figures dressed for cold weather with others that are unclothed or nearly naked, and the tanker looming over the horizon, all add to the mystery of the image. Yet, despite these seeming distractions, there is something curiously settled about the painting, a quality no doubt established by the rigorous control of design for which Eurich had by now become famous.

Provenance

EXHIBITED | 29th Sep to 16th Oct 1970

"Richard Eurich - Recent Paintings" - Arthur Tooth & Sons, London

Cat 3; priced at £360

ACQUIRED | 1970

bought from Arthur Tooth and Sons by Felicity Samuel for £350

EXHIBITED | 25th Nov 1979 to 20th Jan 1980

"Richard Eurich, RA - A Retrospective Exhibition" - Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford District Museums and Galleries, Bradford    (toured Glasgow, London, Southampton)

Cat 73

ACQUIRED | 1980

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford District Museums and Galleries

purchased by Bradford Museums and Galleries with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund; accession number 1980-004

EXHIBITED | 1984

"Semi-Detached [organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain]", [venue unknown], [location unknown]

Cat 9

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 67, illustrated

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Provenance:

  • ACQUIRED - 1970 - bought from Arthur Tooth and Sons by Felicity Samuel for £350
  • ACQUIRED - 1980 - Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford District Museums and Galleries
    purchased by Bradford Museums and Galleries with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund; accession number 1980-004

Exhibitions:

  • 29th Sep to 16th Oct 1970 - "Richard Eurich - Recent Paintings", Arthur Tooth & Sons, London
    Cat 3; priced at £360
  • 25th Nov 1979 to 20th Jan 1980 - "Richard Eurich, RA - A Retrospective Exhibition", Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford District Museums and Galleries, Bradford    (toured Glasgow, London, Southampton)
    Cat 73
  • 1984 - "Semi-Detached [organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain]", [venue unknown], [location unknown]
    Cat 9
  • 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 67, illustrated

Notes:

  • None recorded.

Related  

The Shadow (1976)

Image © Sworders

 

Evening (1980)

Image © Richard Eurich Paintings

 

Figures on a Beach (1979)

Image © Richard Eurich Paintings

 

Lovers on Beach (1969)

Image © Fine Art Society

 

Beach with Bathers (1969)

Image © Tate

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References:

  • The Art of Richard Eurich (Andrew Lambirth, pub. 2020: Lund Humphries, 170 colour illustrations, ISBN 9781848221727) [cover; fig 100, pg 121]
  • RICHARD EURICH, RA - A Retrospective Exhibition [catalogue to the exhibition of the same name done in association with The Fine Art Society] (by Caroline Krzesinska, pub. Bradford Art Galleries and Museums 1979) [p41]
  • “Edge of All the Land” Southampton (1994) (Southampton City Art Gallery / Nicholas Usherwood.) [Figure 67]
  • Art UK [artuk.org]
  • "An eye for detail" (by Frances Spalding, pub. The Independent Magazine, 26 March 1994) [p 27]
  • The Sea, the sea (review by Jonathan Meades of the Edge of All the Land exhibition (1994) republished in a book of his selected writings - Pedro and Ricky Come Again, pub. Unbound: 18 March 2021, ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1783529504; ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1783529506)
  • Art UK Stories [Online essays about every aspect of art. Interviews with a wide range of artists, known and unknown.] [The unexpected poetry of Richard Eurich's paintings]