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Seascape with Men o’War and Cutter

Samuel Atkins

Watercolour on paper

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Portugal
    City: Lisbon
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Little is known about marine painter Samuel Atkins. He was based in London and exhibited mainly small-scale shipping scenes at the Royal Academy every year from 1787 to 1796, except in 1790. Between 1796 and 1804 he was at sea and he is known to have visited the East Indies and the China Coast. He then returned to England and continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1808, showing 18 works there in total. He moved frequently, living at addresses in the Strand, Temple Bar, Pall Mall, Haymarket and Knightsbridge. Today his works are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum, London, and the Ulster Museum, Belfast; National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; Leeds City Art Gallery and Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
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  • Details
    Title
    Seascape with Men o’War and Cutter
    Date
    Medium
    Watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 34.00 cm, width: 47.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sir Bruce Ingram, 1963
    Inscription
    SBR Atkins [in driftwood]
    GAC number
    1577