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THOMAS WHITCOMBE (1752-1824)

c. 1752 to 1824, England

A Three-Masted Merchantman in two positions off the South Coast, the first position showing her hove-to and taking on a Pilot, the second showing her under full Sail bearing up the Channel

Oil on canvas

26.00 x 42.00 inch    66.04 x 106.68 cm

Overall Framed Size
35.00 x 51.00 inch    88.90 x 129.54 cm

Literature
Dictionary of Sea Painters – E H H Archibald
The Dictionary of British Marine Painters - Arnold Grant
The Dictionary of 18th Century British Painters - Ellis Waterhouse
Marine Painting - Denys Brook-Hart
A Dictionary of British Landscape Painters - M H Grant

Described by Grant as “a noted marine painter”, this prolific and dedicated marine artist produced a body of work that was on the borderline between marine paintings of ships and ship portraits. He became one of the well-known artists from the golden age of British marine painting, which included such others as Peter Monamy, Francis Holman, Nicholas Pocock and Thomas Luny. E H H Archibald p...
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