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The sands, Newquay



Charles Conder

England, Australia

24 Oct 1868 – 09 Feb 1909

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Cornwall England
    Media category
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    38.0 x 52.7 cm stretcher; 62.5 x 78.4 x 12.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Purchased 1986
    Not on display
    Accession number

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    Artist information
    Charles Conder

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 9 publications

Other works by Charles Conder

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