The Beach Royan signed, inscribed and dated 'JD Fergusson/Royan/1910' (verso) oil on board 27 x 34 cm. (10 5/8 x 13 3/8 in.)
PROVENANCE: Purchased directly from the artist Thence by descent
EXHIBITED: Glasgow, Arts Council, Scottish Committee Paintings by JD Fergusson 1902-1952, 1954, no. 18
Fergusson and Peploe visited Royan together in the summer of 1910. There was a remarkable dialogue between the two artists, and pictures of this type reveal Fergusson as the more progressive at this time, using simplified form and blocks of colour to explore the balance between natural form and design.