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Watercolour - Carting seaweed on the coast of Guernsey
  • Carting seaweed on the coast of Guernsey
    Edward Duncan, born 1803 - died 1882
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Carting seaweed on the coast of Guernsey

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Guernsey, England (made)

  • Date:

    1853 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Edward Duncan, born 1803 - died 1882 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    1023-1873

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Duncan began his career working for an aquatint engraver; for over fifty years he exhibited his watercolours, mainly marine subjects, at the Old, and New, Watercolour Societies. Marine painters could either specialise in depicting the accurate details of particular types of ships and boats, giving details of their construction, sails and rigging, or, like Duncan, give a less specific view of the coast, usually with some element of human activity to give more vitality to the scene. Here, the job is carting seaweed a marine algae that was of great economic significance. The labour and labourers depicted here may be construed in the same sense as those in De Wint's Cornfield or Linnell's Harvest Moon (cat.nos. 134 and 52).

Place of Origin

Guernsey, England (made)

Date

1853 (painted)

Artist/maker

Edward Duncan, born 1803 - died 1882 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 62.3 cm framed, Width: 93.2 cm framed

Descriptive line

Carting seaweed on the coast of Guernsey by Edward Duncan, 1853.

Subjects depicted

Dog (animal); Horse; Ox; Cart; Basket; Seaweed

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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