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An image of The sands, Newquay by Charles Conder

Charles Conder

(England, Australia 24 Oct 1868 – 09 Feb 1909)

Title
The sands, Newquay
Place of origin
CornwallEngland
Year
(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
Accession number
92.1986
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (9)

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: the last bohemian, Melbourne, 2002, 275. general reference to Newquay works

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

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'.

Exhibition history (2)

Exhibition of the art of the late Charles Conder (1913), The Leicester Galleries, London, 01 Jan 1913–31 Jan 1913

Charles Conder retrospective (2003-2004):