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William Simson, R.S.A. (Dundee 1800-1847 London)
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William Simson, R.S.A. (Dundee 1800-1847 London)

Fishing boats off Briel

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William Simson, R.S.A. (Dundee 1800-1847 London)
Fishing boats off Briel
signed with initials 'W S' (on buoy, lower right)
oil on canvas
40 x 54 in. (101.6 x 137.2 cm.)
Provenance
David Simson.
Exhibited
Edinburgh, The Royal Scottish Academy, 1863, no. 110, as 'Fishing boats off Briel'.
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Lot Essay

Born in Dundee in 1800, William SImson studied at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh. His early paintings were mostly of coastal scenes and landscapes in his native Scotland and in 1830, he was elected a member of the Scottish Academy. He visited the Low Countries (1834-1835) and Italy (1838), before settling in London and turning mainly to historical genre. In the present work, Simson takes his inspiration from the work of his contemporary, Clarkson Stanfield.(1793-1867).


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