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A sketch showing waves breaking against the shore, probably on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives. In this painting the waves are breaking in the shallows and on to the beach. The sky and the beach are indicated by thin washes of colour, which serve to show that it is the waves that are the purpose of the sketch. They are arranged in several lines as they approach the shore, dark on the underside and vivid white where they break on the crest and form foam, lifting where they are picked up by the wind.
oil on paper
H 17.9 x W 35.6 cm