Thomas Mortimer

Coastal Scene With Sailboats

Thomas Mortimer

Coastal Scene With Sailboats

This charming early 20th-century watercolour by British artist Thomas Mortimer (act. 1880-1920) depicts a tranquil coastal scene with sailboats.

Mortimer adored the British coastline and held a particular fondness for Devon and Cornwall. His gentle views capture quieter ideals. Sundrenched shores, calm waters, restful moods. It’s plausible that he occasionally sketched while at sea.

St Ives and Newlyn were popular haunts, as they were for so many. One can imagine him up at first light and retiring to a welcoming pub in the evening. He also travelled to the continent undertaking tours of Holland, France and Venice.

Signed/dated lower left, framed and glazed.

Medium: Watercolour on paper
Overall size: 15” x 11” / 38cm x 28cm
Year of creation: c. 1900
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.

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