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JOSEPH HEARD (1799-1859)

1799 to 1859, England

The Barque “Dumfrieshire” off Great Orme’s Head, North Wales

oil on canvas

signed, inscribed and indistinctly dated 185*

66.00 x 91.40 cm    25.98 x 35.98 inches

Overall Framed Size
78.70 x 105.00 cm    30.98 x 41.34 inches


The former Curator of Oil Paintings at the National Maritime Museum, E H H Archibald, says of Joseph Heard in his Dictionary of Sea Painters in Europe and America that “…with Samuel Walters he must stand as the top-ranking Liverpool ship portraitist of the 19th century.” He would have known the artist’s work well as the National Maritime Museum has eleven paintings by Heard in its colle...
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