View 1 of Lot 96. Heavy Squall off the Start Lighthouse.
View 1 of Lot 96. Heavy Squall off the Start Lighthouse.
96

John Brett, A.R.A.

Heavy Squall off the Start Lighthouse

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Property of a Lady

John Brett, A.R.A.

John Brett, A.R.A.

Heavy Squall off the Start Lighthouse

Heavy Squall off the Start Lighthouse

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

10,710

GBP

Property of a Lady

John Brett, A.R.A.

British

1831 - 1902

Heavy Squall off the Start Lighthouse


titled and dated Start Lighthouse 4 Oct 85 (sic) upper left

oil on canvas

Unframed: 17 by 34cm., 6¾ by 13½in.

Framed: 36 by 53cm., 14 by 21in.

Gregory, 8 April 1888, £30
Shepherd Bros., 1904
Agnew's, London
Christie's, London, 20 February 1948, lot.109, bought 'King'
Rayner McConnal
Christie's, London, 8 February 1957, part of lot 126, where purchased by the uncle of the present owner

This dramatic sketch was made from the deck of Brett's schooner Viking. The Viking Log contains the following note: ‘Sk of the Start in a v heavy squall.’ It formed the basis for his 1888 Royal Academy exhibition work A Heavy Squall off the Start Lighthouse.