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THOMAS THOMPSON (1776-1852)

1776 to 1852, England

Shipping in a stiff breeze off Margate

Oil on canvas,

Condition
Good. Original frame.

Signed and dated 1808

34.00 x 58.00 inch    86.36 x 147.32 cm

Overall Framed Size
41.00 x 65.00 inch    104.14 x 165.10 cm

Literature
The Dictionary of British Marine Painters - Arnold Grant
The Dictionary of 18th Century British Painters - Ellis Waterhouse
A Dictionary of British Landscape Painters - M H Grant
Dictionnaire des Peintres - E. Benezit

Thomas Thompson was born in London in 1776 and has been described by M H Grant in British Landscape Painting as: “A meritorious painter of the sea and shipping…his works are the least known to students of marine art, but not the least deserving of their attention”.

His marine paintings are often on a large scale and depict busy shipping lanes and harbours with numerous vessel...
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