ATTRIBUTED TO PETER MONAMY
Oil on canvas
150cm x 235cm (57in x 93in)
Estimate £ 10,000-15,000
The scene depicted may feature the Royal Sovereign.
Peter Monamy was at one time listed, in the 'Catalogue of Engraved National Portraits,' as being 'reckoned the finest painter of shipping in England.' Trained as both painter and house decorator, it was his marine scenes that accrued his fame and recognition, including high esteem from active seafaring men, who claimed 'the forms and buildings of shipping with all the tackles, ropes and sails which he thoroughly understood made his paintings of greater value.'
In the high point of his career, Monamy headed a considerable studio, and a number of assistants would have been involved in painting production. Many of Monamy's works were well-known through the substantial prints created within his life-time, and widely reproduced posthumously.
Provenance: Torridon House, Home of The Earls of Lovelace. Click here for further information: http://bit.ly/1MmigxQ
Sold for £57,500 (buyer's premium included)