Night at the Quayside
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This 20th century gouache painting presents a glimpse of a boat that has just docked at the quayside. Passengers have disembarked the boat, and a sailor from the boat beside can be seen peering down. The stillness from this calm composition brings back nostalgic memories of one returning back from an exciting trip out to sea, where fun for the day has come to an end as nightfall descends.
Against the darkness of the midnight sky, the artist accurately captures nearby light being cast on water ripples through thick dabs of paint. Unlike most impressionist paintings, this work is unique as it is presents a night scene, instead of a usual daytime and vibrant scene one may mostly come across.
This gouache on thick card comes framed. Overall, it is in good vintage condition that is typical for its age. There are some wears to the edges, of which are mostly covered by the frame.
Size: 46 x 38cm (including the frame)