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John Falconar Slater (1857 - 1937)
Leading sand, Whitley Bay

This is a very rare beach scene by the artist and is very collectable. It is signed to the front and the rear shows the title and again signed by the artist. This notation verso suggests the painting was destined for an exhibition. It is a very beautiful example. 'Leading' is a commonly used term even today in the Northumbrian agricultural scene, 'Leading bales' being the most common. It means simply 'transporting', taking', 'moving'. His horse and cart scenes are very popular and combined with the sea in the background makes this a very desirable oil painting.

Oil on 'Whatman's' artist's board    17 1/2" x 22"   Signed (framed) (Please contact the gallery if you wish to view this painting)


John Falconar Slater (1857 - 1937)

John Falconar Slater was a Northumbrian artist who exhibited prolifically in his own area. Initially, however, he worked as a bookkeeper for his father's corn mill and then ran a store in the diamond fields of South Africa before turning to art as a career. He was a member of the Bewick Club and President of the North East Art Club, based in Whitley Bay, and also a member of the Cullercoats Colony. He is recognised as being one of the earliest British artists to adopt the Impressionist technique of painting. He was expert at depicting the many moods of the North Sea. The last twelve years of his life were spent in Cullercoats.
Exhibited: L. 5, M. 1, R.A. 22 and widely on Tyneside. 

His work is held at the National Maritime Museum, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle and Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.

Other paintings by this artist:

  • Choppy Sea, Northumbrian Coast
  • Herring Fleet off the North East Coast
  • Horses pulling a cart in a Northumbrian snowstorm
  • Misty mountain river scene, Scottish Highlands
  • Sunset, Northumberland
  • A thatched cottage amid summer blooms
  • Cullercoats, Northumberland
  • St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay
  • Water Mill, Northumberland
  • Ploughman
  • Stormy Sea, King Edward's Bay
  • Cullercoats, looking towards Tynemouth Priory
  • Stormy King Edward's Bay towards Tynemouth
  • Moonlit North Sea
  • Corkscrew Rock, near Whitley Bay
  • Evening Effect, Whitley Bay, Northumberland
  • Fording the stream
  • A Breezy Day
  • Hay loft and Cart
  • Heading Home
  • Moonlit sea over King Edward's Bay
  • St Mary's Lighthouse
  • Windmill in the snow
  • The Blizzard
  • Storm over the North Sea
  • The Whitley Coast
  • Moonlight over the North Sea
  • Old North Shields and Tug Boats
  • The North Sea
  • North Shields 1910
  • On the River Aln
  • A Bit Of A Farm, Killingworth
  • Moonlit Cottage on the North Tyne

Artwork Tags: Animal | Equestrian | Marine | Northumbrian | Oil

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