"A Holiday at Mentone" by Charles Conder - 1888

A holiday at Mentone, 1888 ~ Charles Edward Conder, Art Gallery of South Australia

I think this is one of my favourite Australian paintings.  Coogee Bay by Charles Edward Conder.    An English-born painter, lithographer and designer. He emigrated to Australia and was a key figure in the Heidelberg School, arguably the beginning of a distinctively Australian tradition in Western art.

Coogee Bay, Charles Conder, oil on cardboard, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Historical Australian beach painting...

John Singer Sargent, Neapolitan children bathing, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Bathers (1916)    William Beckworth McInnes (St Kilda, Melbourne, May 18, 1889 - Melbourne, November 9, 1939) was an Australian portrait painter. McInnes had suffered from an imperfect heart all his life, his general health became affected and in July 1939 he resigned his position as master of the the National Gallery of Victoria School of Painting. He married Violet Muriel Musgrave in 1915, a capable flower painter, who survived him with four sons and two daughters.

The Bathers - William Beckwith McInnes 1916 Australian painter

The Quay.  Emanual Phillips Fox (Australian) 1800's

The Quay.

John Singer Sargent

KDS Photo, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, oil painting by John Singer Sargent "Fishing for Oysters at Cancale" 1878

Another Australian Beach scene...turn of the century

Another Australian Beach scene.turn of the century

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