A naive 19th-century maritime scene depicting several British ships within a busy harbour. The ship in the foreground appears to be a clipper or frigate with 20 cannon. It’s flying the British Red Ensign and could possibly be a merchant ship.
The painting is signed ‘M Powell’ and dated in the lower right.
A charming old piece.
Oil on canvas
27½” x 16” / 70cm x 40cm
Year of creation
Private collection, England
Craquelure throughout and one crack through the sail at the stern of the ship. Possibly recently cleaned.