Jun 13, 2024 - Sale 2672

Sale 2672 - Lot 243

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(MARINE.) John James Harwood. The Snow 'Nixon' in Two Positions. Oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left 18[..]. 26¾x38¾ inches; gilt wooden frame by W. Frank Thirtle, 31x43½ inches; professionally relined, scattered points of minor re-touching. Np, circa 1830s

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Harwood was a British painter known for his skilled depictions of seascapes populated with elegant marine vessels. During the first half of the nineteenth century, British marine art expanded from its initial audience of seafarers to the general public. This rising popularity was likely due to the increasing significance of the navy in British culture as a tool for both bolstering industry and enabling conquest. In terms of Romantic theology, the sea represented the transcendent power that nature still held, even in the face of societal advance.

Nixon was built in 1814 for Nixon & Co., London and captained by J. Ross.