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William Adolphus Knell 1
English Victorian 19th century fishing boat in the English Channel

1870

$2,500
$3,95036% Off

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William Adolphus Knell was a London marine painter, probably father of William Callcott Knell. William exhibited mainly at the British Institution between 1825 and 1867, at the Royal Academy from 1825 to 1866 and also at Suffolk Street. Knell was one of the 19th Century marine artists who started to paint in the formalized Dutch tradition, and appears towards the latter part of his career to have adopted an “English School” style. Most of his subjects are views on the English coast; he also painted the French, Belgian and Dutch coasts occasionally including shipping vessels from a much earlier period. On the rare occasion that he painted galleons he would paint them to their full, decorative splendor with rigging exposed and light flooding through to highlight every detail. In 1847 he won second prize in the Westminster Hall Competitions with his “Destruction of Toulon 1793”. Knell painted “The Landing of the Prince Regent at Dover” and “The Review of the Fleet at Spithead” for Queen Victoria. This is a very fine example of the artists work. It shows all the skill in painting the movment of the boat at sea and the ever changing color of the sky. A true masterpiece of Victorian marine art.

Details

  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    1870
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    The painting is framed in a hand made English Chippendale style frame. The piece has been recently cleaned and re-varnished to best protect the surface from dust and grime.
  • Gallery Location
    Southport, CT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU50734461852

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