1896 George Oyston Watercolour of South Shields Beach Scene


A beautiful watercolour of a Fishing scene on a South Shields beach by the celebrated British artist George Oyston.

It is signed and dated 96 on the bottom right. It shows the fish-women with baskets waiting on arriving small fishing smacks. Behind them, the beach ends with cliffs disappearing into the horizon. The fishing boat with a sail has the registration SN 965 (North Shields), although this could have been added later. The painting has been tastefully mounted, framed and glazed. Condition is very good, with just a nick to the top of the frame.

George Oyston (1861-1937) was born in North Shields or Cornwall (biographies vary). As the son of an engineer, George Oyston spent much of his early life traveling through the English countryside. Memories of his travels often served as fodder for his later paintings. During his life, he exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Berwick Club in Newcastle. The artist died in North Shields.

Size image: 34 x 20 cm (13 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches)
Size frame: 54 x 41.2 x 1.3 cm ( 21 ¼ x 16 ¼ x ½ inches)
Weight: 1785 g