An atmospheric oil painting in a period wood and gesso frame of Flamborough Head in North Yorkshire showing oyster catchers on the beach at low tide. Purchased from Bonhams in London as circa 1830.
It is amazing how much detail there is in the painting with the birds and the people both hunting the oysters.
Flamborough Head is a promontory, 8 miles long on the Yorkshire coast of England, between the Filey and Bridlington bays of the North Sea. It is a chalk headland, with sheer white cliffs.
In 2010, a portion of Flamborough Head was designated as the first UK marine reserve in the North Sea. The Flamborough Head region was also designated as a Special Area of Conservation under European legislation due to its extensive coastal chalk cliffs and its rich sub-tidal biodiversity.
The cliffs provide nesting sites for many thousands of seabirds, and are of international significance for their geology.
The sight size of the painting is 18 inches by 12 inches with the frame 24 inches by 18 inches. The painting is in excellent condition and has recently been cleaned. The frame too is in lovely original condition with no gesso losses.
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