View 1 of Lot 193. The flagship 'Admiral of the Blue' firing a gun and another two-decker getting underway at dawn, with a self-portrait of the artist coming ashore in the foreground.
View 1 of Lot 193. The flagship 'Admiral of the Blue' firing a gun and another two-decker getting underway at dawn, with a self-portrait of the artist coming ashore in the foreground.
193

Charles Brooking

The flagship 'Admiral of the Blue' firing a gun and another two-decker getting underway at dawn, with a self-portrait of the artist coming ashore in the foreground

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Charles Brooking

Charles Brooking

The flagship 'Admiral of the Blue' firing a gun and another two-decker getting underway at dawn, with a self-portrait of the artist coming ashore in the foreground

The flagship 'Admiral of the Blue' firing a gun and another two-decker getting underway at dawn, with a self-portrait of the artist coming ashore in the foreground

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

10,710

GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Charles Brooking

London 1723 - 1759

The flagship 'Admiral of the Blue' firing a gun and another two-decker getting underway at dawn, with a self-portrait of the artist coming ashore in the foreground


signed on the jetty lower right: C Brooking

oil on canvas

unframed: 53.2 x 71 cm.; 21 x 28 in.

framed: 81.9 x 99.7 cm.; 32 1/4 x 39 1/4 in.

With Rupert Preston Gallery, London, 1965;
Commander David Joel (d. 2019), Lymington;
Miss Suzanne C. Joel;
Thence by inheritance.
D. Joel, Charles Brooking, Woodbridge 2000, pp. 124-25, cat. no. 27, reproduced.
Mellon Foundation, Aldeburgh/ Bristol, June-July 1966, no. 88.

This composition includes Charles Brooking's only recorded self-portrait. He is seen carrying a large landscape sketch book under his right arm as he sets off for a day's sketching on the Isle of Sheppey in the Thames Estuary.