‘Wonderful scenes’ on show at Marlipins Museum

One of the paintings on show in the Sussex by the Sea exhibition at the Marlipins Museum, High Street, Shoreham
One of the paintings on show in the Sussex by the Sea exhibition at the Marlipins Museum, High Street, Shoreham

OIL paintings and watercolours from the collection of John Sheppard have gone on show in Shoreham.

All items in the Sussex by the Sea exhibition at the Marlipins Museum are for sale and a percentage will go towards museum funding.

The main feature is a small collection of oil paintings by Isaac Walter Jenner, a Brighton-based marine artist who emigrated to Australia in 1884 and is now considered an important colonial artist of the late 19th century.

On show is his large painting depicting Shoreham Harbour, completed just before Jenner and his family moved to Australia, where he became a founder member of the Brisbane Art Community.

Also in the collection is a varied selection of oil paintings and watercolours, mainly by Sussex or south coast artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

They all show views of the Shoreham area, Southwick, Arundel, Littlehampton, Newhaven and Sussex downlands, by prominent and exhibited artists.

Custodian Liza McKinney said: “One of the most beautiful exhibits is the large painting of the Old Shoreham Toll Bridge, illustrating the bridge, fishermen in their boats and people walking over the bridge, projecting the feeling of the area as it must have been in those early days.

“It is a wonderful collection of scenes of our county by the sea.”

The exhibition is open until October 30, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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