The main subjects in the painting are the three fishing luggers, all of which are trawlers.
Chasse-Maree off the Gull Stream Light by Clarkson Stanfield, 1838
© Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
- Oil on canvas
- 94 x 126 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,750 ( Total: £14,500)
- Acquired in:
- Phillips de Pury
The warships in the distance are both at anchor in the Downs, the famous anchorage between the Kent coast and the Goodwins. There is also a typical 'squall-coming-on' effect to the left - rainy darkening of the sky and the sea surface flecked up by rain and wind.
Phillips, Jolly's saleroom Bath, 17/6/1985, lot 21.
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