Description: signed and dated l.r.: John Brett 1877; inscribed on an old label attached to the stretcher: 1885/ Jan.ry 16th/ No39/ Alfred Morrison Esq/ Coast Scene with Calm Sea/ by J. Brett 1877.
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30.5 by 61 cm. ; 12 by 24 in.
Exhibited: Hayward Gallery, Landscape in Britian 1850-1950, 1983, no. 31
Provenance: Alfred Morrison, bought from the artist, 16 January 1885;
Sotheby's Belgravia, 17 May 1977, lot 57;
British Rail Pension Fund;
Notes: This is a view of Parn Voose Cove, to the east of the Lizard and is based on sketches made early in September 1877 from Hot Point, near the lifeboat station. It belonged to Alfred Morrison of Fonthill, Brett's principal patron from 1864 onwards, who bought more than twenty-five works from the artist.
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