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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 644

    Samuel Atkins (British, fl. 1787-1808)

    Shipping in the Lower Thames

    Price Realised  

    Samuel Atkins (British, fl. 1787-1808)
    Shipping in the Lower Thames
    the first signed 'Atkins' (lower right); the second signed 'Atkins' (lower left)
    pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour, unframed
    4 1/8 x 12 in. (10.4 x 30 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Very little is known of the marine painter Samuel Atkins. In 1788 when living off The Strand, London, he advertised: 'Marine Drawing taught in an easy, pleasing and expeditious manner'. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1787 and 1808, and was at sea from 1796 to 1804, visiting the China Coast.

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