View across Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight

Oil Painting
1850s (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Burchett was a teacher and an arts administrator, as well as an artist. He is little known today, but this seaside view, with its clear, bright colouring and close attention to detail, is a minor masterpiece.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
oil on canvas
Brief Description
Oil painting, 'View across Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight', Richard Burchett, 1850s

Physical Description
View of the Isle of Wight across a cornfield with figures.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 34.3cm
  • Estimate width: 57.1cm
  • Height: 55cm (Frame dimensions)
  • Width: 77cm (Frame dimensions)
Style
Object history
Purchased, 1863
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
Burchett was a teacher and an arts administrator, as well as an artist. He is little known today, but this seaside view, with its clear, bright colouring and close attention to detail, is a minor masterpiece.
Bibliographic References
  • Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 13-14
  • 100 Great Paintings in The Victoria & Albert Museum. London: V&A, 1985, p.150
Collection
Accession Number
9108-1863

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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