Whitby Harbour

WAG 1053


Goodwin was taught by the Pre-Raphaelite artists, Arthur Hughes and Ford Madox Brown. All his life he used a meticulous stipple technique, however, in his mature work he used it not to depict detail but to evoke a broad and luminous sense of atmosphere. He loved sunset and twilight, and admired Turner's later and most vaporous style. The picturesque fishing village of Whitby was one of his favourite subjects.