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The Return of the Fishermen

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Southall first saw tempera paintings in 1883, during a tour of Italy. Seduced by the vibrancy and delicacy of Italian Renaissance temperas, he started to experiment with the technique. Thanks to Southall’s efforts, by 1900 tempera painting was well established in England and the Society of Painters in Tempera was founded. Southall uses areas of almost flat, rich colour within clearly defined outlines.

Victoria Art Gallery

Bath


Date

1938

Medium

tempera on board

Measurements

H 19 x W 30.4 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1980.8.6

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Olaf Baker, 1974

Work type

Painting


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Victoria Art Gallery

Bridge Street, Bath, Somerset BA2 4AT England

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