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    Sale 5887

    Maritime Art

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 700

    William Joy (1803-1867)

    A Royal Navy frigate and a two-decker under sail off Cadiz, with Spanish xebecs nearby; A Squadron of the Blue at a rendezvous offshore; and A large Royal Navy frigate coming to anchor at Spithead

    Price Realised  

    William Joy (1803-1867)
    A Royal Navy frigate and a two-decker under sail off Cadiz, with Spanish xebecs nearby; A Squadron of the Blue at a rendezvous offshore; and A large Royal Navy frigate coming to anchor at Spithead
    watercolour and bodycolour
    11 x 15¾ in. (28 x 40 cm.)
    (3) (3)


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    Born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, William Joy was the elder of the two Joy brothers who both painted maritime watercolour scenes. Joy was fortunate to attract the patronage of Captain Thomas Manby, R.N., a wealthy collector with an estate in Norfolk. Joy exhibited at both the Royal Academy and the British Institution and he is represented in museums across the country, including the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich.

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