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Thomas Luny
BRITISH
MERCHANT MEN AND OTHER SHIPPING OFF DOVER
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Thomas Luny
BRITISH
MERCHANT MEN AND OTHER SHIPPING OFF DOVER
Estimation
30 00040 000
Lot. Vendu 78,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Maritime Art from the Collection of Peter V. Guarisco

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Thomas Luny
1759-1837
BRITISH
MERCHANT MEN AND OTHER SHIPPING OFF DOVER
signed T Luny and dated 1820 (lower left)
oil on canvas
30 by 48 in.
76.2 by 121.9 cm
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Provenance

Richard Green Fine Paintings, London
Christopher Wood, London

Description

This work shows a fully rigged man-of-war with the distinctive white cliffs of Dover beyond.  The work could be seen as a simple and straightforward portrayal of ships sailing in their home harbor, but Luny has cleverly displayed both his painterly skill and his maritime knowledge by depicting the same vessel in three sailing positions: starboard bow view, starboard broadside view and starboard quarter view.

Important Maritime Art from the Collection of Peter V. Guarisco

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New York