‘Hauling the boat ashore – coast of France‘, a stunning painting completed in 1871, is to be sold at auction by Atkins Auctions at Axminster, Devon, on Friday 5 August. It appears always to have been in private hands and to my knowledge, never exhibited. Showing a group of women believed to be in traditional Breton costume, pulling a wooden boat out of the water, it is one of a number of paintings by Eyre Crowe inspired by his regular trips to northern France.
Eyre Crowe was a Victorian painter of historical and genre works of art, who exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1846 to 1908.
This site, which is a non-commercial appreciation of Crowe's life and work, contains biographical information, details of all his known paintings, auction records, images where available, details of exhibitions, contemporary reviews, and a full bibliography including links to other websites useful to those interested in 19th-century art.