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The North Sea, Aldeburgh, Morning

Keith Grant (born 1930)


Signed and dated 5/89
Signed, inscribed with title, medium, dimensions in inches, 'AK No 31' and 'In memory of Guy Howard', and dated '89' on reverse

Oil on canvas

32 x 21 inches

'Keith Grant: Metamorphosis', Chris Beetles Gallery, April-May 2016, no 45;
'Home and Abroad: The Landscapes of Peter Coker RA and Keith Grant', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, April-May 2024

‘The two oil paintings of 1988 I have always thought of as a ‘paean’ to the North Sea and a tribute to Ben Britten with especial reference to his ‘Sea Interludes’ from Peter Grimes, the beauty of which is ever associated with the North Sea. The paintings are heavily impastoed to convey the power of the maritime scene as I have witnessed it at all seasons from the windows of a friend’s house on the Aldeburgh seafront. My personal association with Peter Pears and Ben Britten has informed every brush-stroke of these works.’
(Keith Grant, statement, June 2014)

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