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Dorothea Sharp

(1874 -  1955 )
SHARP Dorothea Cornfield In Summertime

Bonhams /Jun 23, 2015
50,600.88 - 75,901.31
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Dorothea Sharp - Porthmoeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

Dorothea Sharp - Porthmoeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

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Dorothea Sharp, R.B.A., R.O.I., V.P.S.W.A. (1874-1955)

Porthmoeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

signed and inscribed 'Porthmoeor Beach/ by/ Dorothea Sharp RBA , R.O.I./ 6 gns.' (on the artist's label attached to the reverse)

oil on panel

10 ½ x 13 ¾ in. (26.7 x 34.9 cm.)

Dorothea Sharp - Cornish Coast / Cornish Rocks

Dorothea Sharp - Cornish Coast / Cornish Rocks

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Dorothea Sharp
1874 - 1955 British
Cornish Coast / Cornish Rocks (verso)
double-sided oil on canvas
signed
25 x 30 in 63.5 x 76.2cm
Provenance:
Gladwell & Company, London, England
By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver Island
Literature:
Dorothea Sharp, Oil Painting, 1937, pages 23 and 29, a similar work entitled The Cornish Coast reproduced page 29, plate 2
Dorothea Sharp was born in Dartford, Kent in England. She studied at Regent Street Polytechnic school in London under Sir David Murray and the plein air painter George Clausen, before going on to study in Paris where she was influenced by the work of the French Impressionists. Upon her return to London, she became actively involved in the Society of Women Artists in London, exhibiting with them from 1902 on, and at one point became the groupes vice-president. She also showed work with the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Paris Salon. Sharp had a permanent base at Blomfield Road, Maida Vale in London, but traveled widely. In the company of the Canadian artist Helen McNicoll, she visited and painted in the artist's colonies at St Ives, England, in Brittany, at Gres-sur-Loing in France and in Italy.
Sharp was strongly associated with St Ives in Cornwall in the 1920s, visiting in the summers and immersing herself in the subject matter she became renowned for, joyful images of children, often portrayed at the beach, as seen in this fine double-sided work of the Cornish coast. Her training and practice as a plein air painter and her absorption of the Impressionists use of colour and light brought freshness and spontaneity to her paintings. In 1928 Sharp was elected an honorary member of the St Ives Society of Artists, and in the late 1930s she settled in the colony for several years.
These lush and beautiful images are painted in summer, a season Sharp was clearly inspired by, as she wrote, "These are the days of inspiration. Everywhere there is beauty - flowers bloom in the gardens and meadows, the golden sands glitter against emerald and sapphire seas, all Nature is radiant." Sunlight drenches both images, but it is particularly brilliant in Cornish Rocks. Children sunbathe, swim and play with abandon by the beach and on the rocks in both these images, reminding us of the carefree days of youth. In Cornwall, Sharp perceived that the sea was "of a peculiar rich, bluish green, seldom seen in England except in Devon and Cornwall," and she used light ultramarine and veridian to capture these tones in both these works.
Sharp's brushwork differs between each image - Cornish Rocks is smoother, and the shape of the brush-strokes is more pronounced in the rocks and ocean. In Cornish Coast, she takes a more textural approach, with some areas having a scumbled effect, which contribute to the vigour of the image, which is full of excitement from the action of the flock of seagulls that rise, wheel and tumble through the scene. Cornish Coast / Cornish Rocks offers two fine images for the collector, both of which showcase Sharp's most sought-after subject matter and her exceptional ability to portray the fresh atmosphere and brilliant light of this stunning seaside locale.
Accompanying this work is a copy of the book Oil Painting by Dorothea Sharp.

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Dorothea Sharp - Summer

Dorothea Sharp - Summer

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Lot number: 767
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Dorothea Sharp RBA, ROI, VPSWA (1874-1955) ''Summer'' Bears signature, oil on board, 25cm by 36cm The model is believed to be Marcella Smith, a fellow artist and friend to Dorothea Sharp. Provenance: Alex Fraser Galleries, 5669 Granville Street, Vancouver Private Collection, UK *ARR/(Droit de Suite) applies to this lot
Dorothea Sharp - Cornfield In Summertime

Dorothea Sharp - Cornfield In Summertime

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Lot number: 95
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Dorothea Sharp, RBA, ROI (British, 1874-1955)

Cornfield in Summertime

signed 'DOROTHEA SHARP.' (lower right)

oil on canvas

76 x 91.5cm (29 15/16 x 36in).

Footnotes

Provenance

with The Priory Gallery, Broadway

Private collection, UK

Literature

Helen Entwistle,

Dorothea Sharp: Rock Pools & Sunshine

, York, 2008, p.78, illustrated in colour

Cornfield in Summertime

is a wonderful example of Dorothea Sharp's unmistakably joyous style. Her light-filled and carefree approach that makes her such a firm favourite amongst collectors is on full display. The golden browns and yellows of the cornfield are beautifully balanced by the light blue of the sky. To enliven the surface Sharp has applied the paint in the sky in broad strokes, all travelling in a diagonal direction, opposite to that of the cornfield. As you would expect there is a real sense of the warm afternoon sun with the elegant white parasol providing the only shade. The use of a parasol as a pictorial device in this way was made popular by the Impressionists, and Sharp often includes them, particularly in her beach scenes.

The idyllic scene is typical of Sharp's compositions where there is often a very young child in the care of an elder sibling or nanny figure. This only adds to their charm whilst also reinforcing the strong message of family that runs through all her work. It also supports the view of the world her paintings display, that of a happy and secure land. Her strong moral upbringing in the Baptist Church and a settled family life must have laid the foundations for this view of the world. Her upbringing also prepared her for the battle that being a female artist in the early 20th century undoubtedly was. Perhaps the fact she was a female artist allowed her to make brave decisions that male artists weren't prepared or inclined to take. The decision to take childhood as a subject in such a committed and dedicated fashion was groundbreaking in its own way. The present lot is a wonderful example of Dorothea Sharp's artistic legacy, a happy and safe childhood taking place against the backdrop of a sunny and contented England, all depicted in assured yet sensitive colour.
Dorothea Sharp - September In Dorset

Dorothea Sharp - September In Dorset

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Dorothea Sharp, R.B.A., R.O.I., V.P.S.W.A. (1874-1955)
September in Dorset
signed with initials 'DS' (lower left) and further signed and inscribed
'SEPTEMBER IN DORSET/BY/DOROTHEA SHARP R.B.A.,/R.O.I/
£10.10.0' (on a label attached to the reverse)
oil on board
12 ½ x 16 in. (31.7 x 40.7 cm.)
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