Dorothea Sharp, ‘A Summer Walk’, 20th Century,  M.S. Rau Antiques

British painter Dorothea Sharp captures the joyful spirit of childhood in this enchanting seaside scene. Her mastery of the impressionistic style imbues her canvases with an almost dream-like sentimentality. In this work entitled A Summer Walk, her young subject embodies the carefree innocence of youth as he explores the rocky waterfront. Sharp's spontaneous, energetic brushstrokes and brilliant color add to the vitality of the scene, which perfectly conveys the waves crashing upon the shore, the gentle sea breeze and the warmth of the sun. Cheerful yet nostalgic, Sharp's touching tributes to childhood are some of the greatest ever composed.

Signature: Signed Dorothea Sharp (lower left)

England/Ireland