Cliffs by Archer L Smith

This is painted in a similar way to other paintings that were painted in the Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire area. It has superb bold colouring, But there may have been a spillage of paint in the sky area, which may explain the lack of signature and possibly has been left slightly unfinished.

The figures on the beach are dwarfed by the dramatic cliffs in the background.

The location of the painting has yet to be established, but the North Yorkshire cliffs where Archer visited may be a good candidate for the location. Photographic evidence may be discovered in the future.


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MATERIALS: Watercolour on paper

DIMENSIONS: 9.5″ x 6″ (24 cm x 15.5 cm) including white surround

PROVENANCE: In Archer’s portfolio of paintings as part of the private family collection, UK.

INSCRIPTIONS: No signature, maybe it was a working sketch.

CONDITION: Slight yellow ageing, and there are some dark grey splatters in the sky which look like watercolour paint. 



It is anticipated that some of Archer's paintings will be available to purchase as limited edition prints in the future. In the meantime permission has been granted to Paradis Terrestre Greeting Cards to produce high quality greeting cards from some of Archer's paintings.


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