Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836–1875): Ramsgate Sands, c.186110/8/2021, 10:27:32 AM
Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836–1875): Ramsgate Sands, c.1861, Oil paint on canvas, 24.1 x 29.8 cm, Tate Britain, London . . Arthur Boyd Houghton was a British painter and illustrator. His work was strongly influenced by the idealism of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The model for the central figure in this picture was Houghton's wife, Susan. Houghton often took his young family on trips to the seaside, and Ramsgate was a favourite destination. The informal atmopshere, and the loosely handled, thin paint suggests that this picture was probably painted on the spot.