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James Harris Senior, Shipping in Rough Sea

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Trewithen
Title(s)
Shipping in Rough Sea
Date
? c.1850–60
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 92 cm, Overall width: 120 cm
Artist
James Harris Senior (1810-1887)
Catalogue Number
TN59

Description

James Harris was born in Swansea, the son of a picture framer. In the 1850s he moved to the Mumbles, Swansea Bay, and later to the village of Reynoldston, on the Gower peninsula, where he died. Harris specialised in pictures of shipping, often, as in the present painting, in rough waters. A similar painting can be found in Swansea Museum (SM 1927.100). A portrait of Harris by Joseph Mayer (1803–1886) is in the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead (BIKM:4566).

by Martin Postle

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