After the Storm

GEORGE CHAMBERS JUNIOR (worked 1848-1862)

Dimensions

Framed Height - 64.25inch (163.19cm)
Framed Width - 100.25inch (254.63cm)

Description

After the Storm
GEORGE CHAMBERS JUNIOR

Period

1850

Literature

X6768
AFTER THE STORM

GEORGE CHAMBERS JUNIOR

Flourished 1848 – 1862
Oil on canvas
Framed size 64 ¼ x 100 ¼ inches

George Chambers was born in London and was the son of George Chambers Senior (1803 – 1840) the marine painter.
He went on to exhibit 11 paintings at the Royal Academy from 1850 to 1861 and 15 at the British Institution from 1848 to 1862.George also exhibited 30 paintings at Suffolk Street Galleries.
His style has a looser brush, open technique using warm-toned colours with great effect. His skies and water usually give a feeling of depth and airiness and the vessels in his marine paintings always move with credibility.
From the titles of his exhibited pictures, it is evident that he painted along the East & South Coasts of England, on the River Thames and in Holland.
At Greenwich there is a watercolour by him of Cannon Street Station.

This is clearly on of his most ambitious works and the sheer scale is most impressive.
It is most likely his 1851 exhibit at the RBA in London number 335, entitled, “Wreckers on the Coast of Yorkshire, Morning after the Storm”.

Represented in: National Maritime Museum Greenwich; Greenwich Borough Museum; Borough Art Collection Lytham St Anne’s; Manchester Art Gallery; Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

Bibl: Dictionary of Sea Painters – E.H.H. Archibald
19th Century Marine Painting – Denys Brook-Hart

Provenance: By repute, this work hung for many years in the British Embassy in Rome, on loan and then Private Collection U.K
   
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