FINE OIL PAINTING BY William Anderson (1757 - 1837) BRITISH OLD MASTER PIECE
PAINTING REF 110197
good condition for age , one or two average repairs overtime ,
frame is in Good condition for age ( see pictures)
Fine Original Antique Early 19th Century British
OLD MASTER OIL PAINTING
Two Man O War Ships in harbour
GOLD GILT FRAME
NEW COLLECTION of PIECES OF BRITISH HISTORY
( Early 19th century )
Title: British & American man o war ships in Harbour
ANDERSON, WILLIAM (1757–1837), marine painter, exhibited at the Academy
between 1787 and 1814. He was born in Scotland and brought up as a shipwright.
His works, usually of small size, show a seaman's knowledge,
and his drawing is correct and careful in all that concerns shipping.
His water-colour paintings are pleasing, and have an interest for
those concerned in the development of the art, but are not otherwise
noteworthy. He painted on one occasion the interior of Westminster
Abbey, and some landscapes, but his subjects are most often river scenes
‘neatly painted, low and agreeable in colour.’ In the print room at the
British Museum is a large water-colour drawing, dated 1791,
excellently representative of the painter. Five ‘views of the battle of the Nile’
were engraved in aquatint by William Ellis (1800) after drawings by Anderson.
At South Kensington there are two good examples of his work.
His later work shows some advance upon his earlier,
which was rather like tinted drawing than true water-colour painting.
Artist: William Anderson
attributed because we have no paper line
Signed : label on reverse
Provenance: john Castagno art
Medium : Oil painting on Canvas
Frame size : 25 in x 20 in
( 64 cm x 51 cm)
Canvas size : 20 in x 15 in
With an estimate of £10,000 - £16,000 in a London West Gallery
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