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Figures on a Beach

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Australia
    City: Canberra
    Place: High Commission
  • About the artist
    Charles Edward Conder was a portrait, landscape painter, printmaker and illustrator. However, he is best known for his watercolours on silk and fan paintings. The son of a civil engineer, Conder was born in London but spent his early childhood in India. At the age of 17 he joined his uncle in Australia and later obtained a post at ‘The Illustrated Sydney News’. He studied painting in Sydney and Melbourne. Conder later moved to Paris to study and exhibited in Paris from 1892 for the rest of his life. In 1893, he became a member of the New English Art Club and settled in London in 1897. He was forced to give up painting in 1906 and, after a long period of illness, died at Virginia Water in 1909.
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Figures on a Beach
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 50.00 cm, width: 60.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, March 1965
    Inscription
    bl: C.CONDER
    Provenance
    Collection of Mr D. M. Fraser; from whom purchased by Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in March 1965
    GAC number
    6955