Seascape

Seascape
Henry Moore (1831-1895)
Oil on Canvas
BORGM 01539
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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Henry Moore, was an English marine and landscape painter and Royal Academician. He was taught drawing and painting by his father, William Moore, along with his brothers Albert Joseph (painter of Midsummer) and John Collingham.

Almost all of Henry’s early pictures were landscapes, painted in many parts of England and in Switzerland. However, from 1870 he focussed almost exclusively on the marine subjects, for which he became well-known. He had a profound and scientific knowledge of wave form, acquired at the cost of exposure in all weathers, and he was generally content to paint the sea itself without introducing ships or human figures. He made his studies chiefly in the English Channel. He was a fine colourist and held the foremost rank among English marine painters of his day.

 

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