French School Frigate ‘Kate’ In Stormy Waters

French School Frigate ‘Kate’ In Stormy Waters

A 19th-century oil on board depicting a three-masted British frigate buffeted by stormy waters. Its red ensign is almost torn apart by the wind as it leans heavily towards its starboard side.

It bears the name ‘Kate’ and could perhaps be identified with further research.

The painting has accumulated a great deal of wear over the years which seems to amplify the drama of the scene within. It’s perfect for a gentleman’s study and particularly a dark wall.

Oil on board
Overall size
25” x 19½” / 64cm x 50cm
Year of creation
c. 1875
Heavily worn with craquelure throughout and some paint losses including an area on the left that’s abraded. Frame with various losses.