19th Century Huge Seascape Oil Painting "Floundering Ship Signalling Rescuers" By Henry Edwin Spernon Tozer
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- 1 Huge Victorian Decorative Seascape Marine Art Oil Painting Sinking Sailing Ship Awaiting Rescue By Henry Edwin Spernon Tozer (1864-c1938).
- Oil on canvas set in a fine original heavy gilt frame.
- Huge proportion sized frame being 162cm wide and 111.5cm tall.
- Title "Floundering ship signalling to its rescuers".
- Having such perspective & emotion you can feel the distress the sailors have and the sense of urgency for the rescuers.
- Subject seascape marine view of a floundering sinking sailing ship that has been wrecked suffering severe damage in the storm, having lost 2 of its masts with sails mainly gone apart from the remnants attached to the surviving mast. Partially submerged with stormy waves crashing in over the dock. The ship is signalling to its rescuers.
- You can see figures the survivors in the forward area awaiting rescue, in the background a small rescue boat with figures seamen aboard are navigating carefully towards the sinking ship to rescue the survivors. Just to the left a larger steam tug ship with smoke emanating out of its funnel is rocking back & forth. In the distance you can view a distress buoy floating.
- An interesting combination of blue skies above at the top with story grey clouds to the right and centre. crashing rolling seas all around the floundering vessel.
- Signed in black H.E Tozer by the famous listed known British artist Henry Edwin Spernon Tozer.
- Tozer captures this intriguing scene so beautifully especially the detail to the stormy seas & sky.
- Biography of Artist Henry Edwin Spernon Tozer was a watercolour artist who also painted marine, coastal scenes and, most often genre subjects. Born on 5 December 1864, Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, Kent (GRO), the son of the artist Henry Edwin TOZER (1838-1913). He was known to have lived and worked around St.Just in Cornwall and found solace and inspiration in the unspoilt Cornish countryside.
- Tozer searched the area for suitable subjects and very often used cottage interiors. He painted his subjects in an intense and detailed style, particularly concentrating on interiors.He was known to have exhibited at Birmingham as well as exhibiting and selling a painting at the Opening of NAG.
- This is such a fine example of his work.
- Provenance from the estate of the late Rufas Eyre.
- Circa late 19th century.
- Very heavy around 25kg unwrapped weight approximate.
- Purchased from a high end antiques & art auction south of England.
- Reference sources cornwallartists, Christie's, Bonham's.
- Highly sought after by CEO's, interior designers, home decorators, museums, art galleries, antique dealers, private marine nautical collectors, film tv theatre studio prop shops.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Painting surface is overall fine condition, having only minor foxing staining in places commensurate with usage & old age, canvas has been relined on the back.
- Having various wear, scuffs, chips and cracking to the frame in places, the metal hanging hook wire on the back is broken and needs to be replaced with either new wire hook or brackets in order for you to display it on your wall.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate