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J.C.A. Marston - 1850 Watercolour, Ship in Stormy Weather

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A remarkably dynamic and vivid watercolour by the mid 19th Century artist J.C.A. Marston, depicting a ship at sea, in stormy seas. A large wave hits the bows, during a lightning strike. Monogrammed and dated to the lower right corner, and also signed and dated by the artist to the reverse in graphite. On wove.


In good condition overall, for a picture of this age. Some surface discolouration and dirt, mainly to the edges.


21.3 x 29cm (8.4" x 11.4")
Sheet: 23.6 x 30.9cm (9.3" x 12.2")

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Sulis Fine Art is thrilled to have acquired this remarkable collection of watercolours by the mid 19th Century artist J.C.A. Marston. Most of the works are signed or monogrammed, and many have contemporary inscriptions to the reverse by the artist.

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Artist Biography

J.C.A. Marston was a mid 19th Century watercolourist with a remarkably dynamic approach to form and palette, seemingly far ahead of the prevalent styles of the period. Shunning traditional artistic endeavours, Marston crafted highly illustrative, almost theatrical settings, with a focus on light, shadow and depth. His work includes architectural studies, genre scenes, portraiture, river settings and the natural world. Evidently well-travelled, his work depicts Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.

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Code ps700
Artist J.C.A. Marston
Date 1850
Dimensions 21.3 x 29cm
Framed No
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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