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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)

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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:

  • Cullercoats, looking towards Tynemouth Priory
  • Hay loft and Cart
  • Fording the stream
  • The Whitley Coast
  • Old North Shields and Tug Boats
  • The North Sea
  • Heading Home
  • Moonlit sea over King Edward's Bay
  • Evening Effect, Whitley Bay, Northumberland
  • A Bit Of A Farm, Killingworth
  • North Shields 1910
  • A Breezy Day
  • The Blizzard
  • St Mary's Lighthouse
  • Corkscrew Rock, near Whitley Bay
  • Moonlight over the North Sea
  • Moonlit North Sea
  • On the River Aln
  • Storm over the North Sea
  • Stormy King Edward's Bay towards Tynemouth
  • Windmill in the snow
  • Moonlit Cottage on the North Tyne

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

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