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Shore Houses

Shore Houses

Artist: Thomas Paterson

Catalogue: 100

Material: Oil on Board

Dimensions: 61 x 71.2cm

Date: 1962, Acquired 1963 Gulbenkian Trust Grant

About the artwork

Depiction of a group of fishermen’s houses next to a small harbour. The whole pedestrian area and vertical wall are dripping wet from the swell, which is sucking back from its onslaught. The painting is simplified into a pattern of geometric shapes, and the artist has used a palette knife, and makes great use of impasto.