Charles Edward Brittan senior (1837-88) -A Cornish Shipwreck, watercolour dated 1870
C. E. Brittan Senior (1837-88)
A Cornish Shipwreck
Dramatic large watercolour of a dismasted clipper ship against the rocks, her crew clinging to the prow, the sea full of wreckage with pounding waves and approaching stormclouds.
Signed & dated lower right
‘C.E. Brittan 1870’
work 58x35cm, frame 88x67cm
Good condition, minor fading to seawater, in modern frame & mount.
1870 was the year Charles Edward Brittan had a son – who he named Charles Edward Brittan, hence ‘Junior’ and ‘Senior’ are necessary to tell them apart.
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