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Gouache - Beach with shells

Beach with shells

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca 1933 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piper, John, born 1903 - died 1992 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache and collage

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 145, box A

Physical description

Gouache and collage entitled 'Beach with shells' depicting a dark brick house with tower on a beach. The sea is bright green in colour and there is a row of large conch-like shells on a raised platform in the foreground.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca 1933 (made)


Piper, John, born 1903 - died 1992 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Gouache and collage

Marks and inscriptions

John Piper


Height: 49 cm, Width: 38.1 cm

Descriptive line

Gouache and collage by John Piper entitled 'Beach with shells'. Great Britain, ca. 1933.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Pih, Darren John Piper London: Pavilion, 2017.
Published in association with the exhbition 'John Piper' at Tate Liverpool, 10 November 2017 - 11 March 2018.




Collage; Painting

Subjects depicted

Beaches; Shells; Seaside




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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