CHARLES TAYLOR JR.
Fl.1841 – 1883 English
Shipping off Portsmouth Harbour
Frame size: 25½ x 41½ inches / 64.75 x 105.25 cm
Stock Number: 09016/AUT13
Charles Taylor Jr. held a total of 75 London exhibitions, four of which were with the Royal Academy and eight others with the British Institution. He enjoyed commercial association with the Suffolk Street Galleries. Of his known works, they are almost universally marines and mostly of the tidal Thames and Estuary ports, especially of the Yarmouth and Portsmouth areas.
Works by the father and son are often attributed to either, as both men signed ‘Charles Taylor’ with no additional initial or designation. What becomes most apparent is that junior’s work holds a better technical sense, especially with his use of watercolors. Perhaps this is because of his collaborations with British artist/lithographer T.G. Dutton, and the necessity for tight accuracy when creating a work on stone for the demanding lithographic print process.