Rodney Burn
  • The harbour at Bembridge, Isle of Wight -

    Signed with initials l.r.: RJB 

    Oil on canvas, 17 1/4 by 23 1/4 ins (44 by 59 cm) 


    The pretty sheltered coastline at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight was a favourite subject of Burn in the 1950s. One view of the beach was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1953 (no.629) and subsequently acquired by the Chantry Bequest for the Royal Academy collection. He exhibited further views of the harbour also at the Royal Academy in 1955, 1957 and 1959, as well as a number of views of other parts of the Island, including several of Newtown. The present work displays Burn?s distinctive brand of impressionism, together with the typically low viewpoint that many of his works have to help give the viewer a sense of involvement in the scene.


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