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FRANCIS HOLMAN (1729-1790)

1729 to 1790, England

Shipping at Spithead with Merchantmen, a moored British Navy Third Rate Man o’War and the Cutter ‘Thetis’ in the Foreground

Oil on canvas

107.80 x 170.00 cm    42.44 x 66.93 inches

Overall Framed Size
118.30 x 179.70 cm    46.57 x 70.75 inches


E H H Archibald, former Curator of Oil Paintings at the National Maritime Museum, writing in his Dictionary of Sea Painters, says of Francis Holman that he is “…one of the major marine painters of the 18th century”. It is readily apparent from his works that he was a gifted artist and one who was particularly adept at portraying the water’s surface and the light, feathery application of...
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