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    Sale 7489

    Important Maritime Art

    31 October 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    John Jenkinson (act.1800-1821)

    Merchantmen in the Mersey, with the port of Liverpool beyond

    Price Realised  

    John Jenkinson (act.1800-1821)
    Merchantmen in the Mersey, with the port of Liverpool beyond
    signed and dated 'J. Jenkinson/1806' (on stern of rowing boat, lower left)
    oil on canvas
    33½ x 45¼ in. (85.1 x 115 cm.)


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    The number of surviving works by this rare Liverpool artist, about which so little is known, is extremely small. With only four paintings in the collection of the Merseyside Maritime Museum and none in the National Collection at Greenwich, it is impossible to estimate his original output and the work offered in this catalogue therefore makes a welcome addition to the existing cadre. Typical of his work, in that it depicts a strong broadside view of an armed merchantman off the Liverpool waterfront, the backdrop of the city with a westward aspect looking out towards the open sea makes an attractive composition very reminiscent of the work of Robert Salmon to whom some of Jenkinson's pictures have hitherto been attributed.

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