Sunset at Sea after a Storm by Francis Danby

The City Museum and Art Gallery held an exhibition on the Bristol School of Artists which firmly established the group of artists working in and around Bristol as a distinct and notable school, with Francis Danby as its chief exponent.


Oil on canvas
90 x 144 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £77,500)
Acquired in:

The Bristol connection is of great importance for it stimulated the magical feeling of romantic poetry which Danby is able to reproduce morc precisely than almost any other painter. The selling of this painting to Thomas Lawrence enabled Danby to move from Ireland to England.


Royal Academy, 1824; Sir Thomas Lawrence; Christie's 1830; Edward W Lake; Christie's 1845; Hogarth; Christies 1851; J Warrander; Ernest Gambart; Christie's 1861; Rought; Paul Falconer Poole; Sotheby's 1982.

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road, BRISTOL Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571

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