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    Sale 7489

    Important Maritime Art

    31 October 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 84

    George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson (fl.1806-1884)

    A Royal Naval frigate and other shipping off Cork

    Price Realised  

    George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson (fl.1806-1884)
    A Royal Naval frigate and other shipping off Cork
    signed and dated 'G Atkinson 1841' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    8 7/8 x 11¾ in. (22.5 x 29.8 cm.)


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    Of English parentage, Atkinson began his career as a ship's carpenter. Largely self-taught, he later became Government Surveyor of Shipping and Emigrants at Queenstown, where he was born. He exhibited marine works at the R.H.A. from 1842.

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