Oil on board
44.5 x 55.5 cm
Private Collection, UK
Recto: Signed and dated lower left: R. Eurich. 17.6.’80
Verso: Inscribed: SEA TRAFFIC. 1980. RICHARD EURICH. R.A.; Attached type written note: SEA TRAFFIC by Richard Eurich, R.A. Oil on board. 17 1/2" x 21 1/2". Painted in 1980. The frame was originally more dominant, and so it was "distressed" by the artist to tone it down. ; Fine Art Society labelEngland Hampshire The Solent The South beach boat man oil tanker painting sail sailing sea shingle ship tankers water women woman female
This painting was also included in the exhibition Art and the Sea in 1981-82. It was initially at one of a number of regional shows, in this case at Southampton Art Gallery, Sept. 3rd to Oct. 22nd 1981. It was subsequently included in a cumulative show at the ICA between Jan. 6th and Feb. 7th 1982. Looking back through my copy of the exhibition catalogue, I have only just realised that I had the honour of having one of my own paintings in the same show as Richard Eurich!
Thank you for bringing this exhibiton to our attention, Stephen. We knew of the ICA exhibition, but had no idea which Eurich or Eurich's were shown. Nor did we know that the ICA show was a culmination of a fascinating initiative to stage nine independently curated exhibitions in six cities across the UK and then bring a selection of works from all of them to the ICA. Congratulations on being part of such an ambitious project. See your photo of the Eurich in the 'Art of the Sea' catalogue below.
"Art and the Sea" - Southampton City Art Gallery
The exhibition was one of nine locally curated exhibitions on the theme 'Art and the Sea' in nine galleries across six UK cities.
"Art and the Sea" - ICA, London
Illustrated in catalogue; The ICA showing was a culmination of a UK wide set of exhibitions curated locally by nine galleries in six cities.
"Beaches, Breezes and Boats – an Exhibition of Paintings by Richard Eurich R.A." - Salisbury Divisional Library, Wiltshire
"Richard Eurich: Paintings Since the War" - The Fine Art Society, London
"Richard Eurich RA, OBE (1903-1992) - "The Glimpse of the Sea . . . ."" - The Bruton Gallery, Bath
Private Collection, UK
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