[A stormy sea with two ships and a buoy at centre.] Engraved after an Original Picture of Monamy in the possession of Mr Bradford.
T. Bradford Fleet Street, excudit [n.d., c.1770].
Copper engraving, rare, small margins; 350 x 500mm. 13¾ x 19¾". Slight creases.
A seascape with high waves under an angry sky: one vessel struggling near rocks in right foreground, with figures on deck rushing to furl the sails; the other beyond at left. After Peter Monamy (1681 - 1749). London-born painter Monamy (he was born in the Minories and baptized at St Botolphs Aldgate) 'emerges with Samuel Scott as one of the two leading figures in the first generation of British marine painters [...] he worked industriously for at least forty years and has left us a rich heritage of paintings illustrating the nation's naval history in the first half of the 18th century' (E.H.H. Archibald, 'Dictionary of Sea Painters').
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