Edward Seago, "Before the Barge Race Pin Mill, 25 1/2x35 in. Prov: Richard Green
Lot 78* AR
Edward Seago, "Before the Barge Race Pin Mill, 25 1/2x35 in. Prov: Richard Green
Sold for £78,050 (US$ 131,188) inc. premium
Lot Details
Edward Seago R.W.S. (British, 1910-1974)
Before the Barge Race, Pin Mill
signed 'Edward Seago' (lower left)
oil on board
65.5 x 91 cm. (25 3/4 x 35 3/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    With Stacy Marks, Sussex
    With Richard Green, London

    In his literature on the artist James W. Reid comments that for Seago 'Pin Mill became, from the 1950s on, what Argenteuil had been for Claude Monet in the early 1870s'. (James W. Reid, Edward Seago; The Landscape Art, Sotheby's Publications, London, p.104). Like Monet in Argenteuil, Seago was drawn to Pin Mill's maritime activities; a keen sailor himself he became a member of the Pin Mill Sailing Club and found the Club's pursuits and surrounding landscape to be one of his most fruitful subjects. In 1962 the Sailing Club's Regatta saw its inaugural Barge Match, a now annual event in which up to twenty traditionally rigged bowsprits (of not less than 8ft in length from the stem head to end) race from a flying start down the river Orwell to Harwich Harbour and out to sea, turning at Wallet to return to Pin Mill. The present work captures the moment in which the competitors gather before Pin Mill, resting on gentle waters early in the morning on a bright August day, the air charged with anticipation of the forthcoming event.
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