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James Wilson Carmichael (1800-1868)
James Wilson Carmichael (1800-1868) - Signed Early 19th Century Oil, The Docks
Early 19th Century, 1800. A very fine early 19th century oil by the eminent nautical painter James Wilson Carmichael (1800-1868). In this particular unfinished composition Carmichael has depicted a small dockyard with various ships and sailors milling about. The scene illustrates not only Carmichael’s love of the sea and intimate knowledge of ships, but his ability to produce a painting of balance and interest. Growing up in Newcastle, he spent his youth watching the loading and unloading of the coal barges, and this time spent in the Dock's proved an everlasting source of inspiration for Carmichael. Within this composition Carmichael has captured shipbuilders working to repair a ship in the merky dock waters. Carmichael was himself an apprentice to a shipbuilding firm after he returned from his travels to Spain and Portugal. His extensive understanding of ships allowed Carmichael to produce work that accurately captured the lives of the local workers and the surrounding harbors and docks of North East England. Very well presented in a vintage effect gilt frame. With a fragment of canvas visible to the reverse with the name 'Carmichael'. Signature is visible to the lower left of the composition, however is better seen under UV light, Signed. On panel. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Sulis Fine Art [Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom]
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