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William Howard Yorke (1847-1921) - Pair of Framed Watercolours, Ship Views



A pair of watercolours with gouache by the listed artist William Howard Yorke. One depicts a steam tug to the foreground and ships behind, the other a two-masted clipper off a rocky coast at sunset. One is signed 'W.H. Yorke', and the other monogrammed 'W.H.Y'. Signed. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for pictures of this age including some discolouration. Minor scuffing to frames.


10.8 x 15.9cm (4.3" x 6.3")
Framed Size: 22 x 27cm (8.7" x 10.6")

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Artist Biography

William Howard Yorke was born in St. John, Brunswick, Canada. A painter primarily of ship and maritime scenes, he was taught by his father William Gay York(e)(1817-c.1886.) He was based in Liverpool having left Canada with his parents circa 1855 and he exhibited at Walker Art Gallery. His middle name is often misspelt as Hord or even Hoard and his last name sometimes has the letter ‘e’.

Examples of his paintings are in the collections of the Manx Museum, National Library of Wales, NMW, National Museums Liverpool, the National Maritime Museum, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, New Brunswick, Canada,Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, USA, Peabody Museum of Salem, Massachusetts, the San Francisco Maritime Museum, Maritime Museum, Troense, Denmark and in the Museo Maritimo, Barcelona, Spain.

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Code kq595
Artist William Howard Yorke (1847-1921)
Date Late 19th Century
Dimensions 10.8 x 15.9cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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