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Title Harbour Scene with Man-Of-War and Figures on a Quay
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist School of Vernet, Claude-Joseph (French painter and draftsman, 1714-1789)
Date Earliest about 1800
Date Latest about 1825
Description Vernet studied under his father, Antoine Vernet and at Aix under a local artist. He went to Italy in 1732 and studied at Rome under the marine painter Bernardo Fergioni and also under Adrien Manglard, Panini and Solimena. During this period, he painted ruins, landscapes and costumes of Rome in the style of Salvator Rosa. He settled in Paris in 1752 and became a member of the Academy in 1753. Louis XV commissioned him to paint twenty pictures of French seaports, which were followed by a number of other marine paintings.
Current Accession Number 1925P84
Former Accession Number P.8425
Subject marine (harbour; men-of-war)
Measurements 58.1 x 48.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Sir Claude Phillips 1925.
Publications Catalogue of Paintings in Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, 1960; Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 151
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth



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