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Pierhead Portrait The Brigantine Raven by Loos


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Pierhead Portrait The Brigantine Raven by Loos

A portrait of the Brigantine 'Raven', a trading vessel built in 1875 for export by James Keefe of Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of St Lawrence in Canada. She was bought by J C Hoad of Rye in Sussex. o.s:30.75 in x 25.5 in
Depicted here in oil on canvas approaching Antwerp, perhaps on her first journey with J.C. Hoad. Loos' style much influenced by Weytz with the conventional deck details showing the ship's master surveying the coastline of Antwerp as they approach, the other crew members stretched out along the length of the deck. Unusually painted against a darkening sky throwing the Raven's sails into strong contrast. Signed by the artist 'J. F. Loos, Antwerp', lower left, within a fine grained frame with gilt gesso sight, all circa 1870.


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

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