Boats on the Stour

Boats on the StourA gentle essay in Impressionism, Boats on the Stour, representing a riverbank scene on an idyllic summer´s day, is underpinned by a strong sense of composition. Leech depicts sailing boats and rowing boats moored on the bank on the River Stour. Green and yellow tones predominate, juxtaposed against the blue of the water. The mast of the sailing boat in the foreground provides a strong vertical line anchoring the composition, while the strong purple and violet shadows of the boats save the painting from becoming overly Impressionist.

CreatorLeech, William John (Search Europeana for this person)
CollectionCrawford Gallery
Timespan20th century
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Subject TermsPainitng, oil on canvas
ProviderIrish Manuscripts Commission

In This Year: 1960