Shipping off Dover Castle signed 'G Chambers' (lower left) oil on canvas 58 x 79cm (22 13/16 x 31 1/8in).
PROVENANCE: Captain E.H.Bayly By descent to the present owner
This is a very attractive painting which has many distinguishing features of Chambers' best work, as may be compared with illustrations in Alan Russett's biography. The setting off Dover was a popular subject for him (vide. view in the Royal Collection), the Dutch 'smalschip' with red-jacketed crewman centre foreground is typical and the handling of the approaching ship under full sail, the sea-state and other elements are characteristic.
We are grateful to Alan Russett for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.