Newquay, 1906

Charles Conder (1868-1909)

'Newquay', Charles Conder

Conder stayed near Towan Beach, Newquay from August to September 1906. This view along that beach presents a truly evocative image of the Edwardian seaside. The bathing huts at the water's edge, the women paddling with rolled-up skirts and petticoats, and the fashionably dressed promenaders in the foreground are all typical hallmarks of the early twentieth-century seaside resort.

Oil on canvas

National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery