Charles Brooking 1723-1759

Charles Brooking 1723 - 1759, and the 18th Century British Marine Painters
by David Joel                   Antique Collectors Club,2000

208pp with 142 colour and 193 b/w illus. All the known pictures of one of the foremost maritime painters are illustrated and described in this much needed catalogue raisonne, together with all his known drawings and engravings. Brooking's paintings are arguably the most atmospheric and beautiful marine paintings of all time. The book also describes the Dutch marine painters of the 18th century. There is an additional chapter on 18th century London marine engravers by James Taylor. Fine cond : fine cond d/w, 11 x 8 3/4 inches. 


George Chambers 1803 -1840 

 George Chambers 1803-1840, His Life and Work.
The Sailor's Eye and the Artist's Hand.
by Alan Russett              first published Antique Collectors Club, 1996

216pp with 50 col and 90 b/w illus. This biographical monograph re-establishes the reputation of arguably the most important marine painter of the 19th century. Chamber's work is remarkable for its equal mastery of oils and watercolours and for his skilled and evocative interpretation of sea and sky, ships, boats and people. His life was tragically short but he still produced a remarable body of work. Fine cond : fine cond d/w 11 x 8 3/4 inches 


 Peter Monamy 1681 - 1749

 Peter Monamy, 1681 - 1749 and his Circle
by F.B.Cockett       first published by Antique Collectors Club, 2000

128pp with 57 colour and 35 b/w illus. Peter Monamy was the first English born and English trained specialist marine artist. He recorded the marine scene of the first half of the 18th century when English commerce and sea power were growing rapidly. This book gives a detailed account of his life and, for the first time, a proper assessment of his enormous artistic output. F.B.Cockett has been careful to illustrate only signed and undoubted genuine examples of his work. Particular attention has been given to 'recognition details' of his technique and picture construction, which differentiate his work from others. Fine cond : fine cond d/w. 11 x 8 3/4 inches 


 Dominic Serres 1719 - 1793

Dominic Serres 1719 - 1793 ; War Artist to the Navy. 
by Alan Russett     first published Antiques Collectors Club, 2001

 223pp with 77 colour and 129 b/w illus. This exceptional book is the first biography of the superior marine painter, Dominic Serres R.A., and is the result of extensive research. It is the story of an artist who, after being brought to England as a prisoner-of-war became the dominant marine painter of his era. Granted naval patronage. he played his part in a crucial period of development in British painting and of growing national awareness through colonial wars in the Americas and worlwide. Serres recorded national events and naval engagements, and chronicled the naval history of epic years in prints and paintings. Fine cond : fine cond d/w. 11 x 8 3/4 inches.


W.L.Wyllie, Marine Artist 1851-1931

W.L.Wyllie, Marine Artist 1851-1931
by  Quarm, Roger  and Wyllie, John
     pub Chris Beetles -London - 1981

144pp with 13 colour and 113 b/w illus. Noted for his depictions of Naval subjects and engagements of 1914-1918 war.
The first balanced and fully illustrated assessment of a great marine artist.
Fine cond : fine cond d/w. 11 x 8 1/2 inches


Ocean Liner Postcards 1900-1945

Ocean Liner Postcards in Marine Art 1900-1945
by Robert Wall     pub:Antique Collectors Club Ltd., 2000. (reprint)

160pp with 200 col and 50 b/w illus. "Before photography took over, postcards of ocean liners were reproduced from specially commissioned paintings which in themselves formed a highly skilled school of art. This book provides a unique reference for collectors of postcards and gives a fascinating picture of a more leisured age before the advent of the jet airliner. Robert Wall provides the collector with a comprehensive dictionary of marine artists. He also gives practical advice on the whys and wherefores of collecting in this popular and fascinating subject area."
Fine cond : fine cond d/w. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

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