Guernsey Bathing

This gorgeous brightly coloured watercolour has not lost any of it’s luminescence despite it’s age.

The subject of this painting is a beach scene in Guernsey, Following a touch of research the likely location is Le Jaonnet Bay, with its rocky outcrops. There is a steep path down to the beach here although access to the sand is only possible at lower tides.

Archer really captures the mood and feel of a 1920s / 1930s bathing party, with the ladies in their colourful bathing suits and swimming caps gathering on the beach on a hot summers day.


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Guernsey Bathing


MATERIALS: Watercolour

DIMENSIONS: 7″ x 5″ (18 cm x 13 cm)

PROVENANCE: In a portfolio of paintings as part of the private family collection, UK.

INSCRIPTIONS: Inscribed with Archer’s signature and “Guernsey Bathing” is written on the margins of the painting.

CONDITION: This watercolour is in good condition, but requires a little cleaning.



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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