Southampton, Millais Gallery, Richard Eurich: A Visionary Artist, 2003 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, no. 59). This exhibition toured to Bournemouth, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, and the Fine Art Society, London;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Sea Pictures, 16 January – 21 March 2010;
Somerset, Hestercombe Gallery, A Personal Passion, 25 April – 5 July 2015
The intimate scale of this painting recalls the late nineteenth century plein air painters such as Theodore Roussel, Paul Maitland and Walter Sickert, and the title Nocturne draws obvious comparisons with Whistler’s Nocturnes of the late 1860s when the artist painted by night to veil the ugliness of industrial London. Richard Eurich employs his trademark compositional device of a strong horizon line with a palette composed entirely in shades of blue, highlighted by a sickle moon and the distant lights on the shore line.