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A Shipwreck

Vernet was best known to his contemporaries for his realistic and often stormy marine paintings that captured the natural world realistically on canvas, while suggesting a divine presence through the use of dramatic lighting, ravaged landscape, and atmospheric effects. His works were much imitated and especially sought-after by British collectors in the 18th and 19th century.

Not currently on display

Artist
Follower of Claude Joseph Vernet
Date
18th Century
Location
Off Site - Long term Loan - Osterley House, Middlesex
Dimensions
44.1 x 62.2 cm
Materials
Oil on canvas
Acquisition
Bequest of H. Margaret Spanton, 1934
Accession number
DPG610