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View across Peel Bay to breakwater and boats, lifeboat house and Peel Castle

Date made: 1940

Description: View across Peel Bay to breakwater and boats, lifeboat house and Peel Castle. Signed 'Peel Aug. 1940 S.S.', on reverse 'Stefan Schwarzwald on ...'.

Painted by internee Stefan Ludwig Schwartzwald, listed in the internment records as a refugee from Austria. He was a student of medicine at Glasgow when interned on 21 June 1940. He was released on 8 January 1941 and did not wish to be repatriated.

In correspondence the donor Herbert Kaden stated that this watercolour was given to him by the artist after they were both released from internment, when Schwarzwald visited him and his mother. He recalled he was a talented artist and also a poet.

Herbert Kaden (1921-1922) was born in Dresden in Germany. His family were originally Jewish but had converted to Christianity. In 1938, Herbert and his mother came to Britain to escape growing Jewish persecution. He initially intended to be an architect but his studies were interrupted in 1940 when he was interned and sent to the Peveril Camp. He was released within a few weeks to work on a family friend's farm. He later went onto become a Catholic monk.

Measurements: overall: 25.2 cm x 35.5 cm

Materials: watercolour

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1993-0235/3



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