Dating to around 1850 this dramatic marine painting bears marked similarities to the work of the English artist Henry Redmore. The scene depicts a British frigate shown in four positions on the open sea. This device of painting ships of the line from different angles was popular amongst Nineteen Century British martime painters. Henry Redmore was born in the coastal town of Hull where he would live and paint all his life. His work was mostly painted for the wealthy merchant marine classes in England’s northeast although he did show a number of works at the Royal Academy in London.
Lit; E.H.H Archibald ‘Dictionary of Sea Painters’ E. Benezit