View of Greenwich Hospital

Thomas Luny (1759 - 1837)

Oil on canvas

  • About the work
    Country: Other
    City: looted or destroyed
  • About the artist
    Thomas Luny, marine painter, apparently studied with the artist Francis Holman in London. He exhibited mostly at the Royal Academy, where he showed his work every year from 1780 to 1793. He showed nothing after 1793 until 1802, when he exhibited 'Battle of the Nile', and then nothing until the year of his death, when he exhibited three pictures. It is possible that in 1793 he joined the Royal Navy to fight in the French Revolutionary Wars. Luny retired to Teignmouth in Devon, in about 1810, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life. In spite of being crippled by arthritis in both his hands and his legs for over 30 years he continued to paint assiduously and his total life's work is thought to have produced some 3000 pictures.
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    View of Greenwich Hospital
    Oil on canvas
    height: 61.00 cm, width: 91.50 cm
    Collection of M. Bernard; by whom sold through Christie's, London, on 27 July 1951 (Lot 170), for £42.0.0; from which sale purchased by Richard Walker on behalf of the Ministry of Works; destroyed or looted in riots, Baghdad, Iraq, 1958
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