School Treat

May 20, 2010
Reproduction of 'School Treat' by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1878)

Reproduction of 'School Treat' by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1878)

I’ve been given a copy of a magazine reproduction of Eyre Crowe’s School Treat (1878) by a fellow fan of Crowe’s work. The critics were not very kind about this picture – follow the link to see more about the work.


Pulling the boat ashore

May 19, 2010
'Pulling the boat ashore' by Eyre Crowe, 1871

'Pulling the boat ashore' by Eyre Crowe, 1871

A private owner has let me know about a painting in his possession, thought to be by Eyre Crowe and dating from 1871. Pulling the boat ashore seems to show a group of Breton women pulling a fishing boat onto a beach. The composition of the picture, with multiple characters arranged in a line, is very reminiscent of other paintings by Crowe, including At the pit-door (1873)  The Dinner Hour, Wigan (1874), and Nelson Leaving England for the Last Time (1888).