Watercolour 20

Beach Scene with Boats

Date made: 1884-1933

Artist: Knox, ArchibaldDescription: A relatively minimalist watercolour by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) of a grey misty coastal scene, where the sky and the sea appear to merge together. The only detail to stand out are the small boats pulled up on the beach. The beach may be on the Isle of Man, possibly Derbyhaven, or it may be a coastal scene on the south coast of England. Skyscapes, where the light and movement of cloud formations are the main focus of the painting were popular themes for Knox with the sea or horizon only providing a narrow band at the base of the artwork.

Measurements: unframed artwork: 43 cm x 56.5 cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.