DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Ethel CARRICK | The quay at Dinard

England 1872 – Australia 1952
France from 1905, North Africa and Spain 1911, Australia 1908, 1913-16, and frequent visits thereafter
The quay at Dinard c.1911
oil on canvas on plywood
71.0 (h) x 91.5 (w) cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest in 1942

Ethel Carrick’s painting The quay at Dinard captures a mood of relaxed sociability and leisure as fashionably dressed men and women stroll along the harbourside. Carrick depicts the dazzling light of the day through the reflections on the water and the bright shadows cast by the figures. In The quay at Dinard Carrick created a modern idyll, an elegant scene of outdoor pleasure where the protagonists are the middle classes enjoying the sunshine on a summer day.

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