1 Fine Art Antique 19th Century Victorian Marine Oil Painting Dutch Fishing Sailing Ship Boats Caught In Swell Harry J Williams.
Oil on canvas marine painting.
Titled "Shipping in a swell"
Your focus is first drawn to the small longboat in the foreground with 2 sailor figures, with birds flying overhead, to the left a sailing fishing boat which has a red flag hoisted at the top, caught in choppy swell on high seas.
Distinctly signed by a known Listed British artist influenced by the Dutch masters.
He was born 1854 and died in 1901.
Harry Williams was born in Hackney, London in 1854. There is little information available about his early life, but he exhibited two paintings at London exhibitions in 1874 from a Penzance address. In 1891, at the age of 37, he appeared in the Census as living with his aunt Elizabeth Rendle at 58 Morrab Road, Penzance and in 1901 living with his wife at 38 Morrab Road.
He died in Penzance in 1901 at the age of 47.
Subject view of high seas 19th century Dutch sailing sailing ship caught in a swell, seagulls flying with fishermen against the swell struggling in a longboat.
Circa late 19th century dated 1876.
Beautiful controlled brushwork.
Set in a fine gilt wood frame.
With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.
A most pleasing scene to the eye and a great talking point to your guests.
A superb nautical collectors item.
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Unwrapped weight under 1kg approximate.
Offered in fine used condition.
Having noticeable wear, craquelure, foxing staining also some paint loss to the canvas surface in places also scuffs & minor chips, noticeable scuffs wear to the frame commensurate with usage & age.
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