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Title

The sands, Newquay


Artist

Charles Conder

England, Australia

24 Oct 1868 - 09 Feb 1909


About

In August 1906, Charles Conder travelled to Newquay on the Cornish coast. He had spent the previous two months at Whitehall Sanatorium recovering from a stroke, and hoped that the sea air and rest would enable him to begin painting again.

Conder produced drawings and small oils of the beach and cliffs at Newquay. He wrote to his friend William Rothenstein, ‘there is a most lovely beach and one sees such charming sights of a kind of strange picturesque people who are always on the beach’. Amongst the last of Conder’s paintings, these works recall his happy years in Australia, where he painted the beaches at Coogee, Bronte and Sandringham.


Details


Place where the work was made

Cornwall England


Date

(1906)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

38.0 x 52.7 cm stretcher; 62.5 x 78.4 x 12.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1986


Location

Not on display


Accession number

92.1986


Artist information

Charles Conder

Works in the collection

34


Place

Where the work was made
Cornwall

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 9 publications

Bibliography


Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Wild colonials: Australian artists and the Newlyn and St Ives colonies, Bendigo, 2009, 48-49 (colour illus.). NOTE: general information relating to the artist and his work, particularly his work in Newquay, pg. 87-88.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 35 (illus.).

Ann Galbally, Charles Conder 1868-1909, 'Charles Conder: a fin-de-siècle enigma', pg. 43-54, Sydney, 2003, 54, 135 (colour illus.), 194. cat.no. 62

Ann Galbally, Charles Conder: the last bohemian, Melbourne, 2002, 275. general reference to Newquay works

Frank Gibson and Campbell Dodgson, Charles Conder: his life and work, London, 1914, 42. general reference to Newquay works

Dr Ursula Hoff, Charles Conder, Melbourne, 1972. C112; illus.no. 36

Public Programmes Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'K' is for Conder: Charles Conder retrospective, Sydney, 2003, (illus.). not paginated

Sir John Rothenstein, The life and death of Conder, London, 1938, 228, 231-235. general reference to Newquay works

The Leicester Galleries, Catalogue of an exhibition of the art of the late Charles Conder, London, 1913, 13. possibly cat.no. 53, 'The Sands'.