20% OFF SALE NOW British Oil CHARLES N. HEMY RA Shields Harbor Tynemouth 9x16
Current price $1,995.00
Listing type Fixed Price Item
Location Santa Fe, New Mexico 875** US
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Seller jdillonf (2949)
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Artist Charles Napier Hemy
Unit Of Sale Single-Piece Work
Signed By Artist
Size Medium (up to 36in.)
Custom Bundle No
Date Of Creation 1800-1899
Item Length 16 in
Region Of Origin US
Listed By Dealer or Reseller
Year Of Production 1865
Original/Licensed Reproduction Original
Width (Inches) 16
Item Height 9 in
Painting Surface Canvas
Features Framed, Signed
Time Period Produced 1850-1899
Title Shields Harbor
Height (Inches) 9
Production Technique Oil Painting
Country/Region Of Manufacture United Kingdom
2ND ANNUAL 20% OFF SALE NOW.............._
_ORIGINAL AND VINTAGE .............CHARLES NAPIER HEMY..........'SHIELD'S HARBOUR, TYNEMOUTH', 9" x 16".............
EARLY GORGEOUS PAINTING BY THE YOUNG HEMY...............
Another marine painting from 1864 with the same monogram, sold at Bonhams, Knightsbridge in 4/12/2017 for $3125.
This is a 9" x 16" Original and Vintage oil on canvas by the important British painter Charles Napier Hemy, 1841-1917. This is a painting of the harbor in Tynemouth England, called Shield's Harbour. There are at least 5 different vignettes to see in the whole of the painting with at least 9 figures on various ships, some rowing. Great still life of the old basket at the water's edge in the foreground. Signed with an early monogram of Hemy's at lower right, conjoined 'C.H.', and on back is the title and the name in full with the date 1865, when Hemy was 24 years old. Fine condition in a great 19th century period frame.
_THE BIOGRAPHY FOLLOWS:_
Born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, Charles Napier Hemy emigrated with his family to Australia in 1852. He returned to England three years later, signing aboard a merchant ship before making a decision to join a monastery. He spent three years first at the Dominican House in Newcastle and then in a monastery in Lyons, France.
During that time he began to paint and decided to pursue art as a career. He studied at the Newcastle School of Art with history painter William Bell Scott, a friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Inspired by John Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelite painters, Hemy joined William Morris' Queen Square Stained Glass Workshop. There he rendered the designs of artists like Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Ford, and Phillip Webb into working drawings for the glass painters and glaziers. Both Morris and Burne-Jones became close friends.
In 1862 Hemy saw the works of Belgian academic painter Baron Hendrik Leys at London's International Exhibition and decided to travel to Antwerp to study in Leys' atelier.
Hemy exhibited at England's Royal Academy in 1869 and was elected to full membership in 1910. From 1870 to 1881 he lived in London. He later moved to Falmouth, where he fitted out a boat as a painting studio in order to follow fishing boats along the coast as he sketched them.
A landscape as well as marine painter, Hemy's depiction of the open seas are particularly strong and vibrant, conveying a great sense of movement.
Among the museums containing his works are the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool; the Tate Gallery, London; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle; National Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Hemy's younger brothers Thomas Hemy (1852-1937) and Bernard Benedict Hemy (1855-1913) were also marine painters.
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