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Pair Of Seascape Oil Paintings Of Fishing Boats Off A Shore By William Anson Thornberry


£5,600 | $7,457 USD | €6,345 EUR
Item Number: SA579463
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Benton Fine Art


William Anson Thornberry
British, (exh. 1858 -1898)
Whitstable & On the Medway
Oil on canvas, pair, both signed
Image size: 10 inches x 16 inches
Size including frame: 17.25 inches x 23.25 inches
William Anson Thornberry was one of the pseudonyms of William Thornley, a painter of coastal scenes and marines who lived in Greenwich and for many years had a studio overlooking the Medway near Rochester in Kent. According to art historian Denys Brook-Hart, he was actually born Charles Thornley and exhibited under this name from an address in Paddington, London.
Although called Charles, his best known name was William Thornley. He would also exhibit and sell paintings under other variations of his name such as William Anson Thornberry, William Anson, Hubert Thornley and other variations. He was a prolific exhibitor with 53 works shown at the Royal Academy, and 82 at other venues. He also exhibited at the British Institute until its closure in 1867, and at the New Watercolour Society.
His works are highly distinctive and finely detailed, often painted on a small scale. No matter what name he used, his works bear all the hallmarks of his artistry and masterful understanding of the moods of both weather and sea.
The paintings are housed in their original gilt frames, which are in excellent condition.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Height = 44 cm (17.3")
Width = 59 cm (23.2")
Depth = 7 cm (2.8")

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