Whitby, North Yorkshire, to Represent Sheffield on Holiday (1960-61)
Photo: Royal Hallamshire Hospital      
© Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Whitby, North Yorkshire, to Represent Sheffield on Holiday

1960-61

In 1960 Richard was commissioned to paint a pair of murals of "Sheffield at Play" for the entance of the new teaching hospital in Sheffield. He created two of his largest pictures: "Whitby, North Yorkshire to Represent Sheffield at Play" (1960-61) and "Chatsworth to Represent Sheffield at Play" (1961).  He started by preparing a study for each of the  paintings - "Whitby, Study for a Mural in the Teaching Hosptial, Sheffield"(1960) and " Chatsworth, Study for a Mural in the Teaching Hospital, Sheffield" (1960). He then had to work out how to replicate them full …

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In 1960 Richard was commissioned to paint a pair of murals of "Sheffield at Play" for the entance of the new teaching hospital in Sheffield. He created two of his largest pictures: "Whitby, North Yorkshire to Represent Sheffield at Play" (1960-61) and "Chatsworth to Represent Sheffield at Play" (1961).  He started by preparing a study for each of the  paintings - "Whitby, Study for a Mural in the Teaching Hosptial, Sheffield"(1960) and " Chatsworth, Study for a Mural in the Teaching Hospital, Sheffield" (1960). He then had to work out how to replicate them full size. He had never learned to ‘square up’, the technique of copying an image from a smaller to larger format, so he asked his elder daughter Caroline to help him. She was studying art and had learned how to do this.

The murals were removed from the building they were commissioned for some years ago because of redevelopment plans. At the moment (2020) they are being held in store until suitable display places can be found for them.

See the photos below of the murals in situ. They were taken by Richard's photographer son Crispin.

Provenance

COMMISSIONED | c1959

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, Sheffield

by the Board of Governors of the United Sheffield Hospitals with the assistance of the Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Trust; accession number PCF4; £525

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Provenance:

  • COMMISSIONED - c1959 - Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, Sheffield
    by the Board of Governors of the United Sheffield Hospitals with the assistance of the Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Trust; accession number PCF4; £525

Exhibitions:

  • None recorded.

Notes:

  • None recorded.

Related  

The Whitby mural in the entrance and waiting area of the  Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

The Whitby mural in the entrance and waiting area of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
Image © Richard Eurich Paintings

 

The Chatsworth mural in the entrance and waiting area of the  Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

The Chatsworth mural in the entrance and waiting area of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
Image © Richard Eurich Paintings

 

Chatsworth to Represent Sheffield at Play (1960-61)

Image © Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

Richard and his dog, Star, with the Whitby mural.

Richard and his dog, Star, with the Whitby mural.
Image © Richard Eurich Paintings

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References:

  • Art UK [artuk.org]
  • “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 21 in catalogue, not exhibited]