Rising Tide – Coast of Scilly

Rising Tide - Coast of Scilly, 1885
David James (1860-1913)
Oil on canvas
BORGM 01147
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum


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Rising Tide – Coast of Scilly

David James (real name Joseph Donahue) was an Irish artist who became well-known for marine landscapes.

Exhibiting at the Royal Academy on multiple occasions from 1886 to 1897, James gravitated towards depictions of the sea after time spent in Yorkshire, and crashing waves became a signature of his oeuvre (body of work). His mature works depict the sea off the southwest coast of England, in Cornwall and Scilly.

This painting was donated to the museum in 1967.


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