The Bosphorus, Anglo-French Fleet at Anchor 1854

Joseph Schranz (1803 - )

Oil on canvas

1854
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: in conservation
  • About the artist
    Josef Schranz was born in Port Máhon, Minorca, to an artistic family who later settled in Malta. He was one of three artist sons of painter Anton Schranz. Little is known of his training, although he was probably taught by his father and may also have studied in Italy. Conversant in four languages, including Arabic, Schranz was well-travelled. However in c.1832 he settled permanently in Constantinople. His preferred techniques were watercolour and lithography and he is particularly associated with topographical panoramas and marine painting. Like his father and brother, he painted for a mainly English clientele, who were drawn to Greek revival styles and Greek subjects. Other works by Schranz are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Bosphorus, Anglo-French Fleet at Anchor 1854
    Date
    1854
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 87.50 cm, width: 132.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, April 1980
    Provenance
    'The Property of a Gentleman'; by whom sold through Christie's, London, 'Important English Pictures' sale, on 11 April 1980 (Lot 9), sold unframed as 'A view of the Bosphorus with the Anglo-French at anchor, and Constantinople beyond'; from which sale purchased by the Department of the Environment
    GAC number
    15016