Description & Technical information

‘The Burning of the Spa, Scarborough’ by Belgian artist Alphonse Neumans, depicts
the razing to the ground of the Scarborough Spa when it was consumed by fire on
September 8 1876. Scarborough Spa was officially opened in 1858 after the
discovery of the health-giving waters on the coast, and drew vast numbers of
visitors to the town.


Date:  1876
Period:  19th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: 

Signed and dated ‘1876’ (lower left) by the artist to an old paper label verso



Dimensions: 28.96 x 59.94 cm (11³/₈ x 23⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: 

Private Collection, United Kingdom



Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints