Man of War at Portsmouth

by William Anderson (1757-1837)

William Anderson was born in Scotland in 1757. He started his life as a shipwright,and then discovered his talents as an artist painting subjects connected with ships and the sea - marines, shore scenes and harbours. He worked in oils and watercolours. His works were exhibited at both the Royal Accademy from 1787-1834 and the British Institution from 1810-26.

This work is a typical example of one of his smaller oils that displays a good handling of tone and light.

Anderson died in London in 1837.

Man of War at Portsmouth

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18th Century

Oil on canvas

12 1/2 x 18 inches

UK Private Collection