[The Sea Air.]
Published at Clare Street, Bristol by Frost & Reed Limited. Printsellers of Bristol and London, March 1st 1911.
Coloured photogravure, signed by the artist. 570 x 795mm, 22½ x 31¼mm. Tears in margins.
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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