• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 113

    John Brett, A.R.A. (1830-1902)

    Port Gwarra, Cornwall

    Price Realised  


    John Brett, A.R.A. (1830-1902)
    Port Gwarra, Cornwall
    inscribed and dated 'Port Gwarra Sep 16, 80' (upper left) and dated '... 80' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    14 x 7 in. (36 x 18 cm.)

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    The work of John Brett was greatly influenced by the work of John Inchbold and the Pre-Raphaelites, he was much praised by John Ruskin, who became a great friend. First exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1856, he concentrated almost entirely on seascapes and landscapes, especially around the coast of Britain and in particular of Cornwall. it was his custom to inscribe his works with location and precise date of execution, in this case telling us the exact location and day. At one time a busy fishing cove, Porthgwarra is a few miles southeast of Lands End, at the tip of Cornwall.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Malvern, The Lower Nupend Gallery, The Approach of Summer, 1981, no. 8.