Mathias Read, ship on a rough sea

 










 
mathias read, ship on a rough sea

oil on panel, a spirited and dramatic work by mathias read (1669-1747). read was born in Clerkenwell, london, he is believed to have travelled to ireland as a pupil of jan van wyck where he was involved in the battle of the boyne as a sea captain in king williams fleet. on his return he settled in whitehaven where he was commissioned by sir john lowther. ship on a rough sea is one of the works that resided either side of a fireplace in the lowther arms inn, it shows signs of having been used as a cupboard and retains the key hole and handle. i have chosen to leave the piece unframed, framing can be arranged if desired.
english.  Circa 1700

provenance. the lowther arms. whitehaven.

illustrated and discussed in reads point of view by mary e. burkett and davis sloss, skiddaw press 1995

height 34.6cm (13 5/8")
width  72.3cm (28 1/2")
depth 

price £ 1850  GBP

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