English Men-o-War and Other Shipping off Coast

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: Chicago
    Place: British Consulate-General
  • About the artist
    Trained originally in house decoration, Peter Monamy was probably largely self-taught as a marine painter. His style closely followed that of Willem van de Velde the younger. Monamy was working after the van de Velde family and other Dutch painters, who had come to work in England, had heightened interest in shipping pictures and created a growing market for them. He emerged with Samuel Scott as one of the two leading figures in the first generation of British marine painters, although his range of work is uneven in quality. He worked industriously for at least 40 years and left a wealth of paintings illustrating the nation's naval history and recording a wide range of ships of the first half of the 18th century.
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    Title
    English Men-o-War and Other Shipping off Coast
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 78.50 cm, width: 106.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Executors of Sir Bruce Ingram, 1963
    Inscription
    Sbl
    GAC number
    1480