MOYES BAY, BEAUMARIS,
Also known as 'The Shore', this work was painted in the summer of 1886/1887, at which time Frederick McCubbin rented a small cottage with Tom Roberts and Louis Abrahams at Mentone.
The work was reviewed
in The Argus, 7 October 1887, and the review read
The work was painted
on the beach, close to where Tom Roberts painted his work 'Slumbering
sea, Mentone', 1887.
This is close to the site of what is now the Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron (opposite the Cromer Road-Beach Road intersection). The bay depicted by McCubbin, is now known as Beaumaris Bay, and was named after a bay, situated in Anglesey, Wales near Bangor. When McCubbin was painting in this vicinity, the bay was known to locals as Moysey's Bay, which was so named after James Bickford Moysey, and his wife, Susannah Brown Moysey, who held the first official leasehold to land in this area of Beaumaris, between 1845 and 1851.
Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890