Croyde Sands, Summertime

Croyde Sands, Summertime. Peregrine Mulvogue Feeney (1837-1913). 1836, Oil on canvas, 36 x 50 inches. Exhibited: Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, 1889 (as June Sketch at Croyde) Inscribed on the back with title and 'PM Feeney, Croyde near Braunton North Devon'. Courtesy Maas Gallery London. Click on image to enlarge it.

Feeney was a close friend of J.W. Waterhouse. They married sisters, respectively Emily and Esther Kenworthy. Feeney often stayed in a cottage called Springhaven at Croyde, and later built a house on Baggy Point there in 1892. Both artists painted thereabouts. This painting was noted as ‘vigorous’ by the reviewer of the Birmingham Daily Post. Like paintings by his brother-in-law, it is painted freely and quickly, without drawing, with immediate effect. — Maas Gallery Commentary

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