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Newlyn Oil Painting Marine Portrait Cornish Sea Fisherman Hooked Catch
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- Experience the beauty of 19th century British Fine Newlyn Art with this remarkable nautical portrait oil painting of a Cornish sea fisherman proudly releasing his hooked catch. This stunning artwork by Richard Harry Carter is a timeless tribute to Cornwall's seafaring culture.
- Subject sporting marine portrait of a Cornish Fisherman in half length profile facing towards the viewer. He is in his fishing boat off the Cornish coast in rough choppy rolling seas, whilst calmly taking the large curved fishing hook out of the large mouth of the fish that he is holding. He is wearing his traditional hat and wearing his thick best sea jumper which keeps him warm. He has a leather strap over his shoulder. Also having a big beard with Cornish moustache, he is looking down at the fish carefully about to remove the hook. he has a red scarf around his neck. He has a big red tipped nose and reddish cheeks, which is a sign he obviously enjoys his tipple of rum. You can see his round wicker fishing storage basket behind him, further back with views of the rough seas and seagulls flying overhead, in the far distance a sail is on the horizon of another small sailing boat. Also on the deck of his boat you can see other caught fish laying on the floor. Overhead overcast grey sky above.
- Title “Fisherman releasing the catch".
- Oil on canvas.
- Circa late 19th century.
- Signed bottom right by the known Newlyn artist Richard Harry Carter.
- An impressive size with the frame being 90 cm high and 67 cm wide.
- Set in a traditional masculine oak frame.
- Exceptionally well painted such a very fine nautical example which is so collectible & sought after.
- Richard Harry Carter was a British artist who was born in the Circa 1839. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Falmouth Art Gallery have featured Richard Harry Carter's work in the past.Richard Harry Carter's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging up to 10,985 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2003 the record price for this artist at auction is 10,985 USD for The Return of the Missing Boat, St. Ives, Cornwall, sold at Bonhams New Bond Street in 2004. In MutualArt’s artist press archive, Richard Harry Carter is featured in The Moon in Art, a piece from BBC News in February 2019.The artist died in 1911.
- He was born in Truro, Cornwall, the son of John and Elizabeth Carter. His father was a naval pensioner who had died by 1851 when R H was an apprentice stationer living at Truro. By 1861 he was a clerk in the copper office in Truro. He painted scenes mainly in Cornwall and Scotland, his earliest recorded works being in 1864. He was a member of the Newlyn Art colony.
- He exhibited at the RA and RI from 1864 and at other leading London Galleries. In 1866 he married Ellen Dunn at Truro who became a professor of music. He illustrated J T Tregellas' book of 1879 Peeps into the Haunts and Homes .... of Cornwall. By 1884 they had moved to Falmouth, & by 1891 they had moved to London and in that year he held an exhibition entitled 'The Shetland Isles' at Arthur Tooth and Sons Galleries in The Haymarket. By 1894 he was exhibiting from Petersfield, Hampshire. At the 1895 Opening Exhibition at Newlyn he showed watercolours of Cornish coastal scenes.
- By 1896 he had moved to Plymouth and by 1901 RH alone was living as a boarder with a fisherman and his family at Sennen Cove. In his later years he took to painting in oils and did less work in watercolour. Carter was the fellow artist who set off with Walter Langley in July 1904 for Holland, staying at Volendam on the Zuider Zee. There they joined up, and stayed for almost a month, with a flourishing colony of artists led by two younger members of the Hague School, Willy Sluiter and Albert Newhuys. A group of his representative paintings are in the fine art collection of the Royal Cornwall Museum (RCM) at Truro. He died on 7 February, 1911, at Sennen, Cornwall (GRO) at the age of 71.
- Ref sources Christie’s, Cornwallartistindex, British Museum & Bonhams.
- Provance Fine Art and partial old exhibition labels verso along with artist Biography.
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- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.
- Condition report the painting surface is in good overall order offered in fine charming used condition. Having various craquelure, foxing staining also paint loss particularly around the top part of the the fishermans hat area ."Frame stretcher lines are visible around the canvas. The outer frame is later and having signs of general wear, scuffs, scratches, minor chip losses & stains commensurate with usage & old age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of frame approximate
High (90 cm)
Length depth thickness (2 cm)
Wide (67 cm)