Dingle Foreshore

Roderick Frederick Bisson, 1930s

WAG 10715

About this object

This view shows the shore at Dingle with the Dingle Oil Terminal and the nearby Herculaneum Dock in the distance. The jetty from the Terminal can be seen on the left. The clouds appear abstract in contrast to the realistic smoke billowing from the chimneys.

Bisson was associated with the Sandon Studios Society, founded in 1905 by a group of art students who wanted to encourage futuristic approaches to art in Liverpool. He was a modernist painter influenced by contemporary art in France in the 1930s. He embraced surrealism before London hosted the major International Surrealist Exhibition in 1936.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Roderick Frederick Bisson (British: English, born:1910, died:1987-07-20)
  • Date
    1930s
  • Materials
    Paper; Watercolour
  • Measurements
    38 x 57.5 cm
  • Physical description
    View of a shore with water on the left and land on the right. Smoke is billowing from two tall chimneys in the distance and the shore in the foreground is strewn with large boulders and a rock face on the far right. A stone wall is visible in the middle distance. The clouds appear as large ovals, under a yellow canopy-like sky. Colour test on far right.
  • Related people
    Roderick Frederick Bisson (Artist/maker, previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 10715
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by the artist in 1988
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Roderick Frederick Bisson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1988
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Bisson (bottom left corner)
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right; On plate
Object view = Fine Art
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