20th Century
The South Bay at Night with Full Moon

Watercolour and bodycolour
Image size: 7 x 9 ½ inches
Original gilt frame

This view of Scarborough’s South Bay, including the harbour and the Grand Hotel, acquires a mysterious air in the silvery moonlight. The image is framed by the cliffs, the trees and the buildings in the foreground, drawing the eye to the moon and its shaft of reflected light. Two figures gaze out to sea, maybe similarly mesmerised. The artist has used both natural and artificial light sources to demonstrate his skill of nocturnal painting. In the distance on the hilltop can be seen the ruins of Scarborough Castle.



This work is featured in our Moonlight in Paintings and Watercolours exhibition – see the EXHIBITIONS page for more information