`The Return of the Fleet`
John Squire (fl.1867-96)
Lovely Victorian watercolour by John Squire depicting the return of the fishing fleet, with the folk on the shore waiting to unload the catch. Very finely painted with subtle misty `mother of pearl` colours in the sky and sea. This is almost definitely a Cornish location, probably Newlyn. Fabulous ornate swept gilded frame in great condition and with a nice original patina. Glazed and ready to hang.
John Squire (fl.1867-1896) was a landscape and seascape painter mainly in watercolour. His subjects were found particularly in Devon and Cornwall, Wales and Normandy. He exhibited `Newlyn` at the RBA in 1873 and `Watergate Bay`, Cornwall at the RA the same year.
Exhibition record- RA 2, RBA 6, Sussex Street 50, as well as in the provinces.
Lived at Ross, Herefordshire, Exeter,Swansea and London.
Entries can be found in many reference books on Victorian painting.
|Medium||watercolour||Condition||very good - slight toning|
|Image size||16.5 x 10.5 inches||Provenance||signed lower right and dated 1873|
|Overall size||24 x 18 inches|
|Age||1873||Price||SOLD DEC 2013|