oil on linen
24 x 30 in
From spring 1957 to late 1958, John Fox spent time in Honfleur, northwestern France. Its long harbour, closely-packed buildings and octagonal bell-tower have remained unchanged for centuries. Here the docked boats with their angled sails, the afternoon light moving across the canvas, and up-and-down roof lines suggest the vitality of a multi-coloured cityscape seen in a single glance.