An image of La marée haute à Saint-Malo

Ethel Carrick

(England, Australia 07 Feb 1872 – 17 Jun 1952)

La marée haute à Saint-Malo

Other titles:
La marée haute a Saint-Malô (High tide at St Malô), High Tide at St. Malo
19th c Australian art
Further information

Ethel Carrick's depiction of Saint-Malo conveys a moment seized with delightful briskness. She painted it during a trip along the coast of Brittany with her artist-husband E Phillips Fox.

Carrick portrays a lively orchestration of visitors to the charming fortified town, as they file between rows of change booths, the small beach shrunken by the encroaching tide. She embraces the colourful array of hats, jackets, dresses and umbrellas worn by the promenading figures shimmering in the sun, immortalising pleasures soon to recede with the advent of war.

(circa 1911-circa 1912)
oil on canvas
79.0 x 64.0 cm; 100.0 x 84.3 x 8.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed l.l., oil "CARRICK". Not dated.

Purchased with funds provided by the Gleeson O'Keefe Foundation 2009
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