W E Bates (fl. 1847-1872)
|Artist Name||W E Bates (fl. 1847-1872)|
|Title||Low Tide at Sunset, Fecamp Normandy|
|Description||This gorgeous 19th century oil painting is by British artist W E Bates. The work dates to 1847. He exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy London and this was possibly exhibited in 1847. The painting is of Fecamp, a Normandy beach at low tide, bathed in soft light from the setting sun which is very Turneresque. Several boats are on the shoreline and also fisherfolk and a dog. The colouring is stunning.
Fecamp, Normandy: Framed by impressive white cliffs, this historic coastal town offers a heady cocktail of attractions. Fécamp is both port, resort, ducal town, pilgrimage destination, art centre and the home of a famous liqueur.
Signed and dated lower right.
|Provenance||Exhibited (possibly) Royal Academy London 1847, No. 1847 'On the beach at Fecamp, Normandy'.
Chapman Bros London.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||42 x 18 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary frame, 52 inches by 28 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||WE Bates was born in 1812. The date of his death is unknown. He flourished between 1847-1872. Bates was a British 19th century painter who resided at a number of addresses in London, including London Bridge in 1847. He exhibited 31 times at the Royal Academy London and also at the British Institution. He specialised in oils of coastal and river scenes of Normandy, Jersey, Isle of Man, Essex, Yorkshire and The Thames.|