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Bournemouth, Dorset, from the Sea

John Wilson Carmichael was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland on 9th June 1800 and was the son of a ship’s carpenter. He was sent to sea at an early age and spent 3 years on board a vessel sailing between Spain and Portugal. On his return, he was apprenticed to a shipbuilding firm but after completing his apprenticeship he devoted all his time to art and set himself up as a drawing master and miniature painter, painting maritime based scenes. He started to exhibit in 1838 and showed both oil paintings and watercolours at the Royal Academy, his contributions including ‘The Conqueror towing the Africa off the Shoals of Trafalgar’ (1841) and ‘The Arrival of the Royal Squadron’ (1843)....

Oil on Panel
24.0 x 46.4cm
BORGM 00434
Image and text © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, 2021

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