A Breezy Day, Cornwall

A Breezy Day, Cornwall, 1880
David James (1860-1913)
Oil on canvas
BORGM 01149
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum


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A Breezy Day, Cornwall

David James was a pseudonym for the artist, Joseph Donahue. At a young age, his creative talent was recognised by a German-born picture dealer and frame maker who supported his training and with whose family he lived for much of his life.

James’s work demonstrates his interest in pure studies of the sea, rather than topographical coastal views, particularly painting waves. James particularly concentrated on the depiction of the translucent effects of seawater beating against rock.


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