[Racing yacht in high seas.]
Published by the Berlin Photographic Company, Berlin - London W. 133 New Bond Street - New York 14 East 23rd Street. [n.d., c.1903.]
Photogravure on india, signed by the artist. 520 x 800mm, 20˝ x 31˝mm.
Charles Napier Hemy was the leading maritime painter of his generation. He was appointed Official Painter to the Royal Yacht Squadron and was a prolific exhibitor at the Royal Academy showing one hundred and fifty-five paintings during his lifetime. He settled in Falmouth in 1881, and produced the majority of his finest works here. He built a floating studio and made countless studies of wave formations. Sir Frank Brangwyn RA wrote: ‘His knowledge of the sea was superb. As a draughtsman of wave forms he stands alone.’
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