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George Willoughby Maynard NA (1843-1923) - 1873 Watercolour, Sailing Ships

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A small watercolour sketch from George Willoughby Maynard depicting sailing ships moored in low tide. The location 'Antwerp' is inscribed to the lower left with the date 1873. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration.


10.8 x 8.4cm (4.3" x 3.3")
Sheet: 14.1 x 9.9cm (5.6" x 3.9")

Collection Information

From a large album of drawings variously dated mid to late 19th century. Many are inscribed. The drawings were all pasted down to both sides of sheets which were disintegrating. The individual drawings were removed from the backing sheets and cleaned.

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Artist Biography

George Willoughby Maynard was an American artist born in Washington in 1843. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City before traveling widely in Europe. His travels took him to Italy, France, Hungary, as well as Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea. He spent the longest stretch in Antwerp where he studied at the Royal Academy.

Sulis Fine Art are excited to bring you this collection of drawings and watercolours by Maynard, many of which depict his travels. There are a large number depicting Antwerp and various location in the United States.

Maynard is well known as a muralist and one is his best known murals is on display in the Library of Congress. His paintings are held in notable public collections including ‘In Strange Seas’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art and this portrait of Francis Davis Millet which is held by the Smithsonian.

Maynard was a hugely accomplished artist. He was an Academician at the National Academy where he taught various classes. On top of this, he was a member of the Society of American Artists and the American Watercolour Society.

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Code ph867
Artist George Willoughby Maynard NA (1843-1923)
Date 1873
Dimensions 10.8 x 8.4cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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