James Shaw-Crompton -The farewell- very large watercolour, Georgian Navy Captain, circa 1890

$3,800.00 AUD

Shaw-Crompton, John (1853-1916)

The Farewell

Large watercolour,

showing a Captain taking leave from his family in an oak-lined room, the windows opening onto a harbour on which lies his waiting ship, a young boy enthusiastically waving out the open window.

Signed lower right, Shaw Crompton,

circa 1890

A companion piece to this watercolour was offered at Bonhams Knightsbridge, 23 October 2021. Titled ‘Welcome home’, it shows the Captain setting foot on the steps of a landing spot, with a lady in white rushing to meet him: they are very similar to the farewelling couple seen in this image….



fair condition with minor signs of fading


57x67cm within mount, frame larger -


This is a very ambitious work by Shaw-Crompton, who is known for his work with Pears Prints. A partner to this watercolour, showing the Captain's return, was sold at Bonhams, 23 Oct 2012 , Knightsbridge British & European Pictures Welcome home signed 'J Shaw Crompton' (lower left), watercolour heightened with white 78 x 56.5cm (30 11/16 x 22 1/4in).

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