Worbarrow Bay, Dorset

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In 1903 Everett and his wife moved to Dorset, where their first son was born. Here he bought a yacht, the 'Walrus', and spent much of each year cruising on the south coast of England. It is in this period of his life that many scenes at Cowes Week and other yachting subjects were painted. This dramatic image dates from this time. The viewpoint is low over the sea and concentrates on the dramatic shape of the coastline, looking east towards Kimmeridge. The painting concentrates on the dramatic effects of light and dark in the landscape. There are are strong areas of both in the upward thrust of the rocks. The dark dramatic swirl of cloud dominates the right of the picture and light intermittently breaks through the clouds. The waves in the left foreground are highlighted as they dash against the rocks.

National Maritime Museum



Worbarrow Bay, Dorset


oil on canvas


H 97 x W 130 cm

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