Deck Scene on the 'Iquique'

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A painting along the deck of the 'Iquique' and showing the deck-house and mast on the right. The sails frame the image, creating a complex canopy over the painting and attached by taut ropes on the left. In front of the superstructure on the right, the deck is cluttered with coils of rope. A spare mast is shown lashed to the side on the left. Through the use of perspective, the artist has drawn attention to the empty wooden decking which takes the viewer from the foregound to the ship's boat in mid-view and the stern in the distance. The sole lone seated figure in a peaked cap looking slightly downwards emphasises the solitariness of life at sea. The painting is subtle in tone, powdery in texture and carefully composed. Everett's first sea journey was in the sailing ship the 'Iquique', built in 1892.

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Deck Scene on the 'Iquique'




oil on board


H 24.7 x W 32.3 cm

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