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John Wilson Carmichael, The Morning Fleet in a Calm

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Trewithen
Title(s)
The Morning Fleet in a Calm
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 28 cm, Overall width: 39 cm
Artist
John Wilson Carmichael (1800-1862)
Catalogue Number
TN8
Inscription
  • Lower right
  • Signed and dated lower right 'JW Carmichael/ 184?'

Description

This picture of a fishing fleet is typical of Carmichael’s more modest marine paintings. Although the location is unidentified, as with most of Carmichael’s works, it is almost certainly place-specific. A clue is provided possibly by the lighthouse and pier at the extreme left of the composition, which suggests that the setting is probably somewhere along the north-east coast, the location of many of Carmichael’s marine paintings.

by Martin Postle

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