The Royal Yacht off the Isle of Wight

Peter Monamy (1681 - 1749)

Oil on canvas

  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House
  • 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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    The Royal Yacht off the Isle of Wight
    Oil on canvas
    height: 64.00 cm, width: 76.50 cm
    Purchased from Christie's via Leggatt Bros, December 1954
    Collection of Mrs Fabian (W. Freeman & Sons Ltd); by whom sold through Christie's, London, on 10 December 1954 (Lot 124), for £42.0.0; from which sale purchased by Leggatt Bros. on behalf of the Ministry of Works
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