A rare picture of the Transporter

Staithes Group artist, James William Booth R.Cam.A. 1867 ' 1953'The Quarry, oils on canvas, 20'x26', signed.

Staithes Group artist, James William Booth R.Cam.A. 1867 ' 1953'The Quarry, oils on canvas, 20'x26', signed.

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The works of the renowned Staithes Group of Artists are being showcased in unique exhibition with all the paintings offered for sale.

Teesside fine art dealers, Tom and Rosamund Jordan have specialised in works by the Staithes Group for almost 40 ears.

Robert Leslie Howey 1900-1981'The Transporter Bridge, mixed media, 18'x22', signed. Provenance with the Howey family.

Robert Leslie Howey 1900-1981'The Transporter Bridge, mixed media, 18'x22', signed. Provenance with the Howey family.

The colony of artists was centred on Staithes around a century ago with many of the painters traning in Paris and Antwerp at the height of the Impressionist movement.

The ‘Group’ was encouraged to start by Dame Ethel Walker RA of Scarborough, in order to put on exhibitions and The Staithes Group 1st Annual Exhibition being held in I901.

The Staithes artists were frequently short of money something they shared with the fishing families, from whom they took their models, paying threepence a time.

They had their work accepted for exhibition by major public galleries and many are now in the collections of Tate Britain, the V&A and the Imperial War Museum and similar bodies world-wide.

The selling exhibition is being held in Whitby’s Pannett Art Gallery where the pictures for sale next to the only public comprehensive collection of works by these artists in the world.

The exhibition includes works by three artists who worked for many years in Scarborough as well as frequently joining their friends in Staithes.

They are James William Booth (1867-1953), Ernest Dade (1864-1935) and Frank Henry Mason (1875-1965).

The Jordans are keen to try and find out the location of the quarry painted by Booth, who lived in Scalby, pictured above.

Anyone who can help is asked to email the exact location of the quarry painted by Booth to alex.fredman@jpress.co.uk

In addition to 54 Staithes Group pictures, the Jordans will also be showing paintings by other well-recognised Yorkshire Coast artists including Robert Howey (1900-1981), Richard Marshall (1944-2006) and Frank Wasley (1848-1934)

The exhibition is on until July 21 (excluding Mondays) from 9.30am until 4.30pm.