This work by Frank Heath is a study for the finished painting “Whiffing”. The finished painting sold at Christies in London on the 3rd November 1999, and sold for £7,130 including buyer’s premium. Our study differs slightly from the work sold at Christies. In the finished painting the building in the harbour is overshadowed by the back end of a boat with a lighthouse at the end of the pier; also the panel is slightly smaller in height (14 in x 11 in.) After the painting sold at Christies it passed to David Messum Fine Paintings. Subsequently the painting was exhibited: 1. Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance- Frank Gascoigne Heath Exhibition 2004. 2. Two Temple Place, London – Amongst Heroes: the artist in working Cornwall 2013.
A good biography with many examples of Heath’s work, including the finished painting “Whiffing” can be found online: Search for – Frank Heath and The Newlyn School.