The Pleasures of Travel, 1951 (1951-2)
Photo: Patrick Young      
© Richard Eurich Paintings

The Pleasures of Travel, 1951

1951-2

The writer Evelyn Waugh commissioned Richard to paint this picture to complement two other paintings he owned, both by Robert Musgrave Joy - 'The Pleasures of Travel 1751' and 'The Pleasures of Travel 1851'. See below. They were painted in 1861 and are also known as "Travelling Past 1760, Your Money or your Life" and  "Travelling Present 1860, Tickets Please".

REP

On the strength of this commission from Evelyn Waugh, Richard was emboldened to ask him what he thought of his writings, a memoir of his early years. Apparently Waugh was encouraging and offered to write an introduction but this never happened.

Provenance

IN COLLECTION | 2017

Private Collection, USA

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Provenance:

  • IN COLLECTION - 2017 - Private Collection, USA

Exhibitions:

  • None recorded.

Notes:

  • None recorded.

Related  

The Pleasures of Travel, 1751 (1861) by Robert Musgrave Joy, photo courtesy of the Waugh estate

The Pleasures of Travel, 1751 (1861) by Robert Musgrave Joy, photo courtesy of the Waugh estate

 

The Pleasures of Travel, 1851 (1861) by Robert Musgrave Joy, photo courtesy of the Waugh estate

The Pleasures of Travel, 1851 (1861) by Robert Musgrave Joy, photo courtesy of the Waugh estate

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References:

  • The Art of Richard Eurich (Andrew Lambirth, pub. 2020: Lund Humphries, 170 colour illustrations, ISBN 9781848221727) [fig 62, pg 83]
  • Poet of the Beach (Peyton Skipwith, Country Life, 19 September 2020) [p145]
  • A smell of cigar smoke in the night (by Michael Davie, pub. Observer Magazine: 13 May 1973)
  • Spectator magazine [6 AUGUST 1954, Page 6]
  • “Richard Eurich (1903-1992) Visionary Artist” (Edward Chaney and Christine Clearkin (contributions by James Hyman, David McCann and Peyton Skipwith), pub. 2003: Paul Holberton Publishing, ISBN 1903470110) [Figure 18 in catalogue, not exhibited]
  • Waugh-Commissioned Artist in New Book and Exhibition (by Jeffrey Manley, pub. Evelyn Waugh Society website, September 18, 2020)
  • Rediscovering Richard Eurich (by Peyton Skipwith, pub. Fine Art Connoisseur (Streamline, USA), October 2020, Historic Masters, pp 130-135)
  • The Pleasures of Travel [online article] (by John Derbyshire, pub. Taki's Magazine, Dec 1, 2010)
  • A Weekend with Waugh (by Duncan McLaren, pub. evelynwaugh.org.uk)
  • 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)
  • In Focus: The Anglo-German pacifist-turned-war artist who famously chronicled Dunkirk — despite not being there [cut down version of Peyton Skipwith's article for the printed version, edited by Gavin Stamp - Sept 18, 2020] (Peyton Skipwith, Country Life - online)