`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.

Mediumwatercolour  Conditionvery good - slight toning
 Image size16.5 x 10.5 inches   Provenancesigned lower right and dated 1873
 Overall size 24 x 18 inches 
Age1873 Price SOLD DEC 2013