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    Sale 7489

    Important Maritime Art

    31 October 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    Samuel Walters (1811-1882)

    An outward-bound merchantman heading down the Channel

    Price Realised  

    Samuel Walters (1811-1882)
    An outward-bound merchantman heading down the Channel
    signed and dated 'S. Walters/1852' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    29 x 44 in. (73.5 x 111.7 cm.)


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    Born at sea, Samuel Walters is the best known and most accomplished of the Liverpool School of ship portraitists of the nineteenth century. Brought up in the docks of London, he moved to Liverpool with his family and worked in his father's studio, before embarking on his own extremely successful career. Although chiefly known for his ship's portraits, he also exhibited regularly at the R.A. from 1842-61.

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