(Exhibited 1858 – 1898)
Oil on canvas
Frame size: 15¼ x 21 inches / 38.7 x 53.3 cm
Stock number: 099607/0718
This painting is slightly darker than indicated in the photographs.
William Thornley was a painter of coastal and marine shipping scenes. He produced many small paintings which remain extremely popular today. Much confusion is raised by Thornley’s many different signatures, which include Charles Thornley, Hubert Thornley and William Anslow Thornley (or Thornbery). His actual family name was Thornbery. Thornley exhibited at all major London venues including 53 works at the Royal Academy and 54 at the Royal Society of British Artists. His paintings are represented at the Plymouth City Art Gallery, The Southampton City Art Gallery and the Southend on Sea Beecroft Art Gallery.