18 November 2004
Samuel Atkins (fl.1765-1808)
Shipping off the coast
signed 'Atkins' (lower left)
pencil, black ink and watercolour, oval
7¼ x 9 5/8 in. (18.4 x 24.4 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 8 July 1997, lot 62, where purchased for the present collection.
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The artist spent eight years at sea between 1796 and 1804 and specialized in marine subjects.
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