Queen of the Sea, 1911 (1954)
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Queen of the Sea, 1911

1954

Oil on canvas
122 x 182.8 cm

Royal Academy of Arts, London

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This extraordinarily rich picture is a composite memory of when Dad was 8 years old. He can be seen at one of the upstairs’ windows, a dark recessive figure amidst all the light and splendour. So many of his favourite themes are here! The whole scene is Whitby-esque with the harbour walls with their lighthouses and the steeply rising landscape. There are clowns, a walled garden complete with its own mysterious hidden atmosphere, a table laid for a meal and a celebratory brass band… not to mention the gorgeous ships all dressed for the occasion. The statue …

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This extraordinarily rich picture is a composite memory of when Dad was 8 years old. He can be seen at one of the upstairs’ windows, a dark recessive figure amidst all the light and splendour. So many of his favourite themes are here! The whole scene is Whitby-esque with the harbour walls with their lighthouses and the steeply rising landscape. There are clowns, a walled garden complete with its own mysterious hidden atmosphere, a table laid for a meal and a celebratory brass band… not to mention the gorgeous ships all dressed for the occasion. The statue seems to be a sort of staid English version of Botticelli’s Venus perching on her shell. She is the Queen of the Sea and all these little figures are her subjects.

Provenance

ACQUIRED | 1954

Royal Academy of Arts, London

purchased from Richard Eurich by the RA under the terms of the Harrison Weir bequest for £600; accession number 03/1180

EXHIBITED | 1st May to 15th Aug 1954

"Summer Exhibition 1954" - Royal Academy of Arts, London

Cat 222

EXHIBITED | 25th Nov 1979 to 20th Jan 1980

"Richard Eurich, RA - A Retrospective Exhibition" - Bradford City Art Gallery / Cartwright Hall, Bradford    (toured Glasgow, London, Southampton)

Cat 52, illustrated

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 53

EXHIBITED | Jun to August 2012

"Queen's Diamond Jubilee" - Royal Academy of Arts, London

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Provenance:

  • ACQUIRED - 1954 - Royal Academy of Arts, London
    purchased from Richard Eurich by the RA under the terms of the Harrison Weir bequest for £600; accession number 03/1180

Exhibitions:

  • 1st May to 15th Aug 1954 - "Summer Exhibition 1954", Royal Academy of Arts, London
    Cat 222
  • 25th Nov 1979 to 20th Jan 1980 - "Richard Eurich, RA - A Retrospective Exhibition", Bradford City Art Gallery / Cartwright Hall, Bradford    (toured Glasgow, London, Southampton)
    Cat 52, illustrated
  • 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 53
  • Jun to August 2012 - "Queen's Diamond Jubilee", Royal Academy of Arts, London

Notes:

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