An image of The sands, Newquay

Charles Conder

(England, Australia 24 Oct 1868 – 09 Feb 1909)

The sands, Newquay

Not on display
Further information

In August 1906, Charles Conder travelled to Newquay on the Cornish coast. He had spent the previous two months at Whitehall Sanatorium recovering from a stroke, and hoped that the sea air and rest would enable him to begin painting again.

Conder produced drawings and small oils of the beach and cliffs at Newquay. He wrote to his friend William Rothenstein, ‘there is a most lovely beach and one sees such charming sights of a kind of strange picturesque people who are always on the beach’. Amongst the last of Conder’s paintings, these works recall his happy years in Australia, where he painted the beaches at Coogee, Bronte and Sandringham.

Place of origin
Cornwall, England
oil on canvas
38.0 x 52.7 cm stretcher; 62.5 x 78.4 x 12.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Purchased 1986
Accession number