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Seascape Oil Painting Of Fishing Boats Beside A Quay At Sunset By George Stainton


£5,650 | $7,123 USD | €6,414 EUR
Item Number: SA1029766
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Benton Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 67 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.


George Stainton
British, (1838-1900)
Quayside at Sunset
Oil on canvas, signed
Image size: 23 inches x 35 inches
Size including frame: 32.75 inches x 44.75 inches
A wonderful coastal marine painting of boats beside a quay at sunset by George Stainton. Fishermen lower sails and row to shore as the evening falls. In the distance, other shipping can be seen heading back along the rocky coastline.
George Stainton was a marine and landscape artist who was born in Aston, Birmingham in October 1838 to John Stainton and Ann Horton. By the age of 12, he was working as a Papier-mâché painter and then later as a Japanner before becoming a full-time artist. He specialised in painting seascapes and river scenes in the style of Abraham Hulk and was influenced by the Dutch school.
He exhibited at the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists from 1865 and also at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. He married Clara Adelaide Mason on 8 November, 1866 and together they lived in Addesley Street, Aston. The couple had 8 children and one of their sons, Ernest Stainton, became a lithographic artist. By 1881, Stainton had moved to nearby Moseley Road where many Birmingham artists of the industrial period lived and also took up photography. Sometime during the late 1880’s early 1890’s, he moved to 14 St Pauls Road, Kings Norton. He died at Kings Norton in 1900.
Whilst Stainton lived in Birmingham all his life, he travelled around the country painting coastal views of the Bristol Channel, Portsmouth and the Medway, as well as river scenes of the Thames, Tyne and Mersey. He also visited Scotland and Northern France. His works are beautifully detailed and show a masterful understanding of the moods of the weather and movement of the water. His paintings have always been popular when they appear on the art market.
Presentation: The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
Condition: As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Height = 83 cm (32.7")
Width = 113.5 cm (44.7")
Depth = 7.5 cm (3.0")

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