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Of Royal and Noble Descent

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Charles Brooking
LONDON 1723 - 1759
A FLAGSHIP SHORTENING SAIL IN A GALE 

Provenance

Robert Taylor Esq. (1840-1915);
E.M. Thomas Esq., 1915;
With Messum's, London, 1984;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 13 March 1985, lot 23;
Anonymous sale, London, Bonhams, 13 September 2005, lot 198;
Where acquired by the present owner.

Exhibited

Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh Festival, and Bristol, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Charles Brooking, June and July 1966, no. 50.

Literature

D. Joel, Charles Brooking 1723-1759 and the 18th Century British Marine Painters, Suffolk 2000, p. 139, cat. no. 203D, reproduced in colour p. 61, fig. 4/8.

Catalogue Note

This painting was originally conceived as one of a set of six paintings depicting ships in adverse weather conditions, which remained together until their appearance on the market in 1985.

Of Royal and Noble Descent

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London