Several possible and radically dissimilar titles have been suggested:
'Violet and Silver: The Great Sea' is the preferred title.
A seascape in horizontal format. Breakers roll in over a deep blue-green sea to a sandy shore. Big grey clouds scurry across a pale blue sky.
The view almost certainly shows Porthmeor Beach, the broadest and longest beach west of the harbour of St Ives, Cornwall. 5
1: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884 (cat. no. 33).
2: Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (cat. no. 168).
3: Seventy-second Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1903 (cat. no. 5).
Last updated: 31st December 2020 by Margaret