25 November 2003
William Redmore Bigg, R.A. (1755-1828)
The Sailor Robbed; and The Sailor's Purse Recovered
oil on canvas
40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127 cm.)
a pair (2)
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London, Royal Academy, 1803, no. 173, 'The gallant sailor boy rescued, and his prize money restored', and no. 186, 'The sailor boy rescued, and his prize money restored'.
Bigg was born in January 1755 and entered the Royal Academy schools in 1778. He was a pupil of Edward Renny and quickly established himself as a painter of rustic genre, many of which were engraved, and occasional portraits. He died in London on 6 February 1828.
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