St Brelade's Bay Jersey (1853) by George Price Boyce (1826-1897). Graphite, watercolour, wc paper, 225 x 336 mm (8 7/8 x 13 1/4 inches). Signed lower right: "GB. 23. 5. 53." Inscribed lower left: "St Brelade's Bay." Provenance: acquired from Abbot and Holder. Click on image to enlarge it.

Commentary by Paul Crowther

Boyce was originally inspired to become a painter by the work of David Cox. However, after his contact with Ruskin in 1854, his work eventually became highly detailed in the manner of the Pre-Raphaelites. The present picture is an interesting work, transitional between the influence of Cox and Ruskin.

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Crowther, Paul. Awakening Beauty: The Crowther-Oblak Collection of Victorian Art. Exhibition catalogue. Ljubljana: National Gallery of Slovenia; Galway: Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, 2014. No. 2.

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