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Seascape with Shipping

BROOKING, Charles (1723 - 1759)

[image: Seascape with Shipping]

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 38.5 x 55.8 cm

Acquired: 1987; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 186

The artist worked in London and was the most accomplished British marine painter of his day. His approach owes much to the Dutch seventeenth-century marine tradition, but his paintings have a refreshing directness of observation and an intimate understanding of the workings of ships, particularly their rigging and sails.

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