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Watercolour - Coast Scene, Normandy
  • Coast Scene, Normandy
    Absolon, John, born 1815 - died 1895
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Coast Scene, Normandy

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Absolon, John, born 1815 - died 1895 (artist)

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  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case WD, shelf 60

John Absolon worked as a portrait painter and a miniaturist in Paris. He then returned to England where he painted stage scenery and illustrated books. He painted this watercolour in about 1860 in the style of the Impressionist painters in France. Like them, Absolon enjoyed showing everyday life. Here we see a pier in the background and mothers with their children strolling on the beach and enjoying the sea and sunshine.

Place of Origin

France (probably, painted)


ca. 1860 (painted)


Absolon, John, born 1815 - died 1895 (artist)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 23.7 cm, Width: 37.9 cm

Subjects depicted

People; Normandy; Cliffs; Seaside


Drawings; Paintings

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